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The schedule for the 2011 Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend is out, and we are please to announce the following meetups which comprise our Science Track there. Please click through to find out more about each event. You do not need to RSVP to attend.
We would love to see you at the Festival!
Sat, Sep 3, 12:30pm
Sidney Perkowitz's Slow Light
Emory physicist and Atlanta Science Tavern member and presenter Sidney Perkowitz discusses his new book Slow Light which explores astonishing breakthroughs in the science of light having to do with quantum communications, teleportation, invisibility and more.
Sat, Sep 3, 1:45pm
Holly Tucker's Blood Work
In July some of us were treated to a wonderful Skype-mediated discussion with Holly about her new book Blood Work, which looks at the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution in the context of the first blood transfusion experiments in 17th century England and France. Here is your opportunity to hear Holly speak about Blood Work in person.
Sun, Sep 4, 2:30pm
From Page to Pub to Podcast: Science Writers Address New Venues and New Media
New venues, such as science pubs like ours, and new media and social networks, such as blogs, Twitter and Meetup.com, are transforming the landscape of science education. This panel consisting of science writers and Science Tavern presenters, Tony Martin, Maryn McKenna and Holly Tucker will share their experiences in addressing this brave new wired world.
Sun, Sep 4, 5:00pm
David Eagleman's Incognito
With Incognito David Eagleman, renowned neuroscience researcher and bestselling New York Times author, delves into the workings of our unconscious minds and finds there a "team of rivals" working toward a common purpose. Come hear David tell us more about his work and his writing.
The Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the nation and it requires the help of hundreds of volunteers. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from. To find out more and to sign up, go to the City Of Decatur Volunteer Opportunities web page or email Lee Ann Harvey or call (678) 553-6548.
Edited by Marc Merlin on Aug 2, 2011 10:01 AM