Here’s a list of some interesting science events coming up in New York City this week:
Tonight, at Cooper Union, author James Gleick discusses how our relationship to information has transformed the nature of human consciousness. From the language of Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets,images,and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live.
On Wednesday, come celebrate SoNYC’s first birthday. This month is open-mic night, where attendees can discuss and demo their favorite app, website, or tool they use to communicate or carry out science. Can’t make it to the event? Watch the live streaming here, and follow the hashtag #SoNYC on twitter. Also, check out our #ToolTales series on Soapbox Science for a preview of what to expect Wednesday night.
Stanley Greenbergy will discuss his new book, Time Machines, a photographic study of large-scale physics projects, featuring the telescopes, particle accelerators, spectrometers, ion traps, and LIDAR installations that make up the physical structures of big science at the Observatory in Brooklyn.
Get a little nerdy this Friday at Nerd Nite at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. This month will feature lectures about alien worlds, the internet and the Atlantic Yards project. Tickets for this event sell out fast, as I was unfortunate enough to discover last month, so make sure you buy your tickets soon!
Check out our Google Calendar (below) for more upcoming sciency events in New York City, and if you know of a great science event that you’d like us to add to our calendar, let us know!