This event, hosted and inspired by Somerville resident Joelle Renstrom’s work on her blog, www.couldthishappen.com, explores technologies in science fiction that have or are in the process of coming to fruition in real life.
Join scientists, sci-fi enthusiasts, and the technologically curious for conversations and demonstrations by local scientists working on artificial intelligence, human-robot interactions, neural prosthetics and enhancements, robot rights, 3-D printing, and brain-machine interfaces.
The event is informal and interactive, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions about the technologies on display, as well as to network, socialize, and be merry in the name of all things science and science fiction.
This event is free and open to the public.
Monday, October 15
Rosebud Bar and Grill (behind the Rosebud Diner)
381 Summer St.Somerville MA 02144 (Davis Square)
Dr. Mattias Scheutz: Director of the human-robot interaction laboratory at Tufts
CJ Carr: DJing via a meditation-manipulation neurofeedback system using Ableton Live and an EEG
Russell Hanson: brain-machine interfaces
Pete Dilworth and his dino-bot, Trudi
Kate Darling: MIT Media Lab social scientist focused on robot ethics, anthropomorphism, and robot sex
Nadya Peek and Ilan Moyer: MIT Media Lab inventors of a portable 3-D printer