Partial Lecture Schedule for 2015 

Feb 4, 2015 - Houston, TX - The Emery/Weiner School
Feb 12, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona State University
Feb 18, 2015 - Houston, TX - Neuhaus Education Center Benefit Luncheon
Feb 25, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - University of Pennsylvania
 - "What's New In Neurolaw" - Center for Neuroscience & Society
 - "The Kaleidoscopic Brain of Synesthesia" - Penn Humanities Forum
Mar 6, 2015 - Houston, TX - Emerson Unitarian Universalist
Mar 16 - 20, 2015 - Vancouver, BC - TED Talks
Mar 31, 2015 - Houston, TX - The Gill Foundation of Texas
Apr 1, 2015 - Houston, TX - Huffington Spotlight on Health
Apr 23, 2015 - Houston, TX - The Boniuk Institute
Apr 24, 2015 - Houston, TX - University of Texas at Houston, Ray Reid Lecture
Apr 30, 2015 - Houston, TX - APQC 20th Annual Knowledge Management Conference
May 19, 2015 - New York, NY - Private Event
Sep 22, 2015 - Lebanon, IL - McKendree University, McCammon Distinguished Lecture
Nov 19, 2015 - Houston, TX - Houston Philosophical Society

 

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From the Blog

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  • Eagleman and Eno perform Sum
    Eagleman and Eno perform Sum

    Brian Eno and I have twice performed a musical version of Sum, once at the Sydney Opera House, and once at the Brighton Dome. Learn more.

Newsflashes

How the Internet will save civilization

David's iPad app "Why the Net Matters, or Six Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization" was recently called a "superbook" by the New York Times Magazine. For a taste of the argument, read David's article in WIRED or watch a video of his talk at the Long Now Foundation. Don't have an iPad? The manuscript is now available as an eBook.

Sum named Book of the Year by New Scientist

Sum was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009.

Guggenheim Fellowship

David has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He will use the fellowship opportunity to pursue the genetics and neuroimaging of synesthesia.

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