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BAASICS.2: The Future

What comes to mind when you ponder “the future”? Do you imagine a day when flying cars will be commonplace, androids will perform household chores, and humanity will populate other planets? Or do you fret over imminent environmental catastrophe, the rise of a totalitarian mega-state, and the end of our species?

BAASICS.2: The Future brings together Bay Area artists, inventors, futurists, researchers, and musicians whose projects and musings provide us with some sense of what may lie just around the proverbial corner. Joe Betts-Lacroix, a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur, will discuss the importance of “curing” aging; cross-disciplinary artist Scott Kildall will showcase his project to transmit Tweets toward GJ667Cc, an exoplanet located 20 light years from Earth; former physicist and tech journalist Aaron Saenz will discuss good robots, bad robots, and prospects for synthetic life. Grab your jet pack and join BAASICS co-founders and producers, Selene Foster and Christopher Reiger, for a provocative and entertaining evening of time travel.

Following the ODC Theater program, a reception will be held immediately next door, at Root Division, an arts and arts education non-profit. Join us for drinks, good conversation, networking, and an opportunity to win some fantastic prizes from our generous sponsors, Lumosity and Sifteo.

Joe Betts-Lacroix
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Jamais Cascio
Ready or Not…

Melt me so with thy delicious numbers:
Earplayer Ellen Ruth Rose, violist with Edmund Campion, composer

Scott Kildall
Tweets in Space

Leila Madrone
Robots from Water, Music from Light

Conrad M Meyers II
Bad Predictors

Aaron Saenz
I For One Welcome Our New Overlords

Kal Spelletich
Interfacing humans and machines into hybrid systems via fear play and technology

Support for BAASICS is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program

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  • Selene

    Hi Jeff! Thanks for the input. Believe it or not, 4 of our 8 presenters self-define as artists, but one decided to focus on his passion for scifi (Conrad Meyers) so it did feel a little off balance. What we are hoping is that more and more it becomes difficult to tell who is an 'artist' and who is a 'scientist.' We will press on and hope to find that magic sweet spot!


    June 20, 2012

  • Jeff G

    Well-organized. I wanted more emphasis on art, however. Science is everywhere nowadays--I'm looking for that inyegration, or at least analysis.

    June 20, 2012

  • Selene

    Thank you so much everyone for your attendance, input and suggestions! We LOVE to hear from you, good or bad. Please keep it up!

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting and well-put together event. I look forward to more. The only thing that might have improved the event would be if there were a few questions allowed from the audience after each presenter.

    June 19, 2012

  • Wu, B.

    It has been a lot of fun. All speakers were passionate about what they presented, bringing up a few interesting points about what to expect for the future and why.

    June 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic, really informative and interesting. One suggestion is to have a moment at the end where the speakers line up and can pass out their card or information rather then a 5 second slide.

    June 18, 2012

  • Michelle T.

    You mentioned in the above post about live streaming the program and reference a link but I don't see it...can you repost the link? Thank you!

    June 17, 2012

  • alexa

    Sorry I'm going to have to miss tomorrow's event. Will catch the next one

    June 17, 2012

  • Selene

    Hi, Jane.

    There are about 180 seats in the theater. Arriving by 7 should allow you to claim one without problem, but, should the theater fill and would-be guests be left without seats, the program will be streamed live, as Selene mentioned above (see link).

    For future BAASICS programs, we hope to provide more seating and/or an "overflow" space with the live streaming projected. We're growing quickly!

    We hope to see you tomorrow night!


    June 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any idea of how many seats the theater has?

    June 17, 2012

  • michelle c.

    Check out Http:// lunar space elevator and space education

    June 13, 2012

  • Selene

    Thanks, Mark and Garret.

    We appreciate your offers. At this time, planning of "BAASICS.2: The Future" is advancing apace and we have most bases covered. Should we be short of images and or presenters, we'll be in touch.

    Selene Foster & Christopher Reiger

    March 30, 2012

  • Garret M.

    If a projector/s are supplied I can donate many images for projection to potentate the ambiance to creative and stimulating states of consciousness. Members can send their images for inclusion which will take precedent. I'm a visual producer, and have done this before.

    March 29, 2012

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