Jan 23, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Rice University Lawyers Alumni Jan 30, 2014 - Stanford, CA - Speaker, "The Neuroscience of Engagement," Stanford University Feb 1, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker, American Medical Writers Association Feb 25, 2014 - Houston, TX - Speaker,"A Vibrotactile Sensory Substitution Device for the Deaf and Profoundly Hearing Impaired," IEEE Haptics Symposium Feb 27, 2014- Key Biscayne, FL - Speaker, Best Practices Conference Mar 13 - 15, 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT - Speaker, Dialog 2014 Retreat Mar 16, 2014 - San Antonio, TX - Speaker, American Dental Education Assocation Mar 19, 2014 - Berlin, Germany - Keynote lecture, Roche Pharmaceuticals Apr 21 - 24, 2014 - Tucscon, AZ - Plenary Speaker, Tuscon Consciousness Conference May 15, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, PBS Annual Meeting May 31 - Jun 1, 2014 - New York, NY - Speaker - World Science Festival
1:30pm Saturday 5/31 - Panel: "Science & Story Café" 1:00pm Sunday 6/1 - Talk: "The Deceptive Watchman: Mind, Brain and Time" 4:00pm Sunday 6/1 - Panel: "What is Color?"
Jan 12, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Artful Thursday Jan 18, 2012 - Galveston, TX - Speaker, SfN Galveston Chapter Inaugural Meeting Jan 19, 2012 - Houston, TX - Lecture to Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Neuroscience and the Law Jan 26, 2012 - Houston, TX - Lecture on Time and the Brain, Rice University ECE Feb 3, 2012 - Houston, TX - Talk and Q & A about Incognito, ISAS Teacher Conference Feb 14, 2012 - Katy, TX - Speaker, HCC Katy Feb 21, 2012 - Columbus, OH - Speaker, Crichton Club Mar 9, 2012 - Austin, TX - Speaker, SXSW Mar 12, 2012 - North Carolina - Lecture at Elon University Mar 22, 2012 - Berea, KY - Speaker at Annual Science Convocation, Berea College Mar 24, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, Being Human Conference Mar 29, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Time and the Brain, Rice University ECE Apr 5, 2012 - Laredo, TX - Lecture at TAMU - Laredo Apr 17,18, 2012 - Carbondale, IL - Speaker, University of Southern Illinois Apr 19, 2012 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Speaker, Nova SE University Apr 30, 2012 - New York, NY - Speaker, Hunter College May 2, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA - Speaker, Drexel University May 7, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Dress for Success Houston May 14, 2012 - Santa Barbara, CA - Speaker, UCSB Arts and Lectures May 15, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - Speaker, [ALOUD] at Los Angeles Central Library May 16, 2012 - Irvine, CA - Speaker, National Academy of Science May 22, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Speaker, Private Event May 23, 2012 - London, UK - SUM Opera, Royal Opera House May 24, 2012 - London, UK - Speaker, Intelligence Squared May 25, 2012 - London, UK - Speaker, Books for Breakfast May 25, 2012 - Bristol, UK - Speaker, Bristol Festival of Ideas Jun 7, 2012 - San Antonio, TX - Speaker, Rusty Duncan Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Jun 13, 2012 - Toronto, ON - Speaker, Ideacity Conference Jul 18, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, Private Event Jul 19, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Speaker, Private Event Jul 26, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, , Private Event Aug 2-Aug 5, 2012 - Mountain View, CA - SciFoo conference, Google campus Aug 19, 2012 - Park City, UT - Keynote speaker, Private Event Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2012 - Aspen, CO - Speaker, Renaissance Weekend Sep 20, 2012 - Nashville, TN - Speaker, Vanderbilt University Sep 28, 2012 - Easton, PA - Speaker, Lafayette College Oct 2-5, 2012 - Stanford, CA - Speaker, Stanford University Oct 12, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Mental Health America of Greater Houston Oct 13 - 17, 2012 - New Orleans, LA - Speaker, Society for Neuroscience Conference Oct 18, 2012 - Boston, MA - Speaker, Wellesley College Oct 19-20, 2012 - Camden, ME - Speaker, PopTech! Oct 25, 2012 - Houston, TX - Speaker, The UP Experience Nov 6 - 9, 2012 - Esalen, CA - Speaker, Conference Nov 12, 2012 - Richmond, VA - Speaker, Virginia Association of Independent School Conference Nov 12, 2012 - Roanoke, VA - Speaker, "The Brain and the Law" at Virginia Tech Nov 13, 2012 - Roanoke, VA - Speaker, "Time and the Brain" at Virginia Tech Nov 26, 2012 - Portland, OR - Speaker, Kaiser Permanente
Feb 4, 2010 - Dallas, TX - Lecture at ISAS conference: Ten Unsolved Questions of Neuroscience Feb 5, 2010 - College Station, TX - Lecture: Time and the Brain, Texas A&M University Feb 9-13, 2010 - Palm Springs, CA - TED Active conference Feb 20-21, 2010 - Galveston, TX - Lecture: Neuroscience and the Law Mar 12-16, 2010 - Austin, TX - Speaker, SXSW Mar 24, 2010 - Oxford, UK - Speaker, Oxford Literature Festival Mar 25, 2010 - London, UK - Speaker, Jewish Book Week Mar 26 - 28, 2010 - London - Keynote speaker at UK Synaesthesia Association Mar 29, 2010 - London - Speaker at the Swedenborg Society Apr 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - Speaker, Long Now Foundation Apr 2, 2010 - Berkeley, CA - Seminar speaker, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley Apr 15-16, 2010 - Casper, WY - Speaker, Wyoming School Psychology Association conference Apr 17, 2010 - New Orleans, LA - Keynote speaker, Reason Foundation Apr 21, 2010 - Houston, TX - Speaker, Artist SpeakEasy May 7-12, 2010 - Naples, FL - Speaker, Vision Sciences Society May 22, 2010 - Brighton, UK - Musical Reading of Sum with Brian Eno, Brighton Festival (hear Brian discussing the event here) May 23, 2010 - London, UK - Lecturer, The School of Life May 24, 2010 - London, UK - Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization, Royal Society for the Arts May 25, 2010 - Bristol, UK - Speaker, Bristol Festival of Ideas May 26, 2010 - UK - Speaker, Charleston Festival, with Philip Pullman May 27, 2010 - London - Bookslam, Notting Hill May 28, 2010 - Cardiff, Wales - Time and the Brain, University of Cardiff May 29, 2010 - Hay-on-Wye, Wales - Hay-on-Wye Festival Jun 12, 2010 - Houston, TX - TEDx Houston Jul 1, 2010 - San Francisco - Long Now Foundation board meeting Jul 15, 2010 - Portland, ME - Musical performance of Sum Jul 19, 2010 - London - Reading at iTunes Festival Jul 23, 2010 - Albuquerque, NM - Lecture at educators conference Jul 31-Aug 1, 2010 - Mountain View, CA - SciFoo conference, Google campus Sep 10, 2010 - Madison, WI - Lecture at UW-Madison program in Neuroscience and Public Policy Oct 1-3, 2010 - Speaker, American Synesthesia Association National Conference Oct 8, 2010 - Baton Rouge, LA - Lecture at University ofLouisiana Oct 21, 2010 - Houston, TX - Speaker and MC, The UP Experience Oct 22-23, 2010- Camden, ME - Speaker, PopTech Nov 13-17, 2010 - San Diego, CA - Minisymposium chair, Society for Neuroscience annual meeting Dec 10, 2010 - Washington, DC - Speaker, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Conference on Neuroculture Dec 13, 2010 - London, UK - BBC Radio
January 16, 2009 - Dallas - Speaker, Dallas Museum of Art: "Synesthesia" Mar 4, 2009 - Denver, CO Mar 5, 2009 - Colorado Springs, CO Mar 13, 2009 - Tuscon, AZ Mar 14, 2009 - Phoenix, AZ Mar 16, 2009 - San Diego, CA Mar 17, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA Mar 28, 2009 - Houston - Exploring the Mind through Music conference, Rice University Apr 21, 2009 - London - The Brain and the Law: Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) lecture Apr 23 2009 - London - London School of Economics Apr 24 2009 - London - University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Apr 26 2009 - Concord, MA - Concord Bookstore Apr 27, 2009 - Boston - Speaker at Google Apr 28, 2009 - New York Apr 29, 2009 - Hartford, CT Apr 30, 2009 - New York May 8-13, 2009 Naples, FL May 17-22, 2009 - Squaw Valley, CA - Conference on Neuroscience and Law May 21, 2009 - Stanford May 23-24, 2009 - Albuquerque, NM June 1-8, 2009 - Sydney, Australia - Performance of Sum with Brian Eno at the Sydney Opera House June 17, 2009 - Dallas, TX June 25, 2009 - Toronto, Canada June 26-30, 2009 - Bozeman, MT July 8, 2009 - Miami July 15-17, 2009 - Plano, TX - Texas Defenders Service - The Mind and Criminal Defense Aug 13, 2009 - Houston, TX - Houston Public Library's Author Reading Series Aug 14-16, 2009 - Vancouver Aug 17, 2009 - Seattle, WA Aug 18, 2009 - Portland, OR Aug 19-20, 2009 - San Francisco, CA Sept 15-27, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA Sept 21-22, 2009 - London, Ontario - Lecture at University of Western Ontario Sept 24-26, 2009 - Albuquerque, NM Oct 15, 2009 - Houston, TX - Speaker at the UP Experience Oct 17-21, 2009 - Chicago, IL - Society for Neuroscience conference Oct 24, 2009 - Albuquerque, NM - Speaker at gifted and talented educators conference Oct 29, 2009 - San Antonio, TX - Synesthesia lecture at the Mind Science Foundation Oct 30, 2009 - San Antonio, TX - Speaker at Gemini Ink Oct 31, 2009 - Austin, TX - Reading at the Texas Book Festival Nov 11, 2009 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Discussion of Sum with former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway Nov 12, 2009 - London, England - Performance of Sum with Philip Pullman, Miranda Richardson, and Jarvis Cocker at Queen Elizabeth Hall Dec 5-6, 2009 - Sarasota, FL - Keynote speaker at 50th anniversary Nephrology Conference
Francis Crick, one of the premier biologists of the 20th century, passed away July 28, 2004, in San Diego. On his 88th birthday, I brought him chocolates and spent the day with him in his home in La Jolla.
In 2011, I posted about my scanning of a 3,000 year old mummy, Neskhons. Now, by analyzing the data in several different ranges of electron density, I've found something unexpected: inside the mummy's torso are 4 small funerary amulets.
I have been asked in the past to list ten books that have "inspired, moved, and enlightened" me. Here's my list:
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.
SUM at the Royal Opera House
SUM has been turned into an opera at the Royal Opera House in London (Composer: Max Richter, Director: Wayne McGregor). The London Evening Standard hails the opera as "immersive, meditative and sweetly fascinating". Read about the background of the collaboration in Wired.