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Here are the talks on tap for 2018. Please come on out and say hello!

January 19, 2018: Nerd Nite at the Battery SF
Time: Doors at 7 pm, show at 7:30
Address: 717 Battery Street, San Francisco, in The Parlor
On the bill: Kurt Kohlstedt of 99% Invisible and WebUrbanist on design, Michelle Trautwein of Cal Academy on face mites, and yours truly on biohacking. More info and tickets here.

February 18, 2108: Youth Media Statewide Conference
Address: Washington Inn, Oakland, CA
A conversation and tutorial on running hyperlocal news websites powered by students and young reporters. More info here.

April 4, 2018: In Conversation with Michael Gazzaniga
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Join us for a conversation about Michael Gazzaniga's new book, THE CONSCIOUSNESS INSTINCT: UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF HOW THE BRAIN MAKES THE MIND. More info and tickets here.

June 26, 2018: You Should Know This!
Time: 8:00 pm
Address: PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco
Science comedy quiz night, featuring yours truly talking about perception hacking while being heckled by comedians Joe Tobin and Florentina Tanase. More info and tickets here.

July 17, 2018: In Conversation with Esther Dyson
Time: 6:30 pm
Address: The Interval, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
I'll interview Esther Dyson onstage to talk about her WellVille project and how long-term thinking can apply to health and healthcare. Tickets sold out, but you can get on the waitlist here.

September 9, 2018: Asia Society's Long Conversation
Time: 11 am
Address: Fort Mason, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco
As part of Coal + Ice, California's examination of the future of the climate, I'll be participating in a chain interview featuring a dozen futurists and experts on the environment and Asia. Join me along with Stewart Brand, Peter Schwartz, Orville Schelle, Zander Rose and many others for a conversation sponsored by the Asia Society and the Long Now Foundation. More info and tickets here.

And here were some of my favorite events from the recent past:

November 20, 2017: In Conversation with Andy Weir
Time: 5 pm
Address: Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
To launch his new novel, ARTEMIS, we'll be talking space heists, welding, and how to design a fictional economy.

September 9, 2017: In Conversation with Bill Nye the Science Guy
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Bill Nye will be discussing his newest book, EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE. I will be trying to not fall off the stage.

UPDATE: Bill Nye talk cancelled! Due to time conflict! And humans having not yet mastered time travel! To exchange or refund tickets, call 1 (800) 838-3006 option 1 or email While tickets last, you can exchange for the September 10 show in San Francisco hosted by Kishore Hari!

April 7, 2017: San Francisco Library Laureates Gala
Time: 7 pm
Address: Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
A fundraiser for the Friends of the Public Library, featuring yours truly and a dozen other Bay Area authors reading our love letters to the library.

March 15, 2017 Nerd Nite San Francisco
Time: 8 pm
Address: The Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco
Also on the bill: UC Berkeley SETI's search for intelligent life in space, and the secrets of mitochondria.

February 26, 2017, In Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari
Time: 5 pm
Address: Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
I'll be interviewing Yuval Noah Harari about his new book, Homo Deus. We'll be talking gods, cyborgs and the future of the humanity.

November 30, 2016: In conversation with Steven Johnson
Time: 6:30 pm
Address: Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
I'll be interviewing Steven Johnson about his new book, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World.

October 12, 2016: Goat Salon
Time: 6:30 pm
Address: Mule Design, San Francisco
An informal chat about the design side of biohacking, VR and augmented reality.

October 11, 2016: In Conversation with Dale Dougherty
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
I'll be hosting a conversation with MAKE magazine and Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty about his new book, Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Schools, Our Jobs and our Minds. The event is free, but you can RSVP here!

October 6, 2016: Exploratorium, San Francisco
Time: Event runs from 6 to 10 pm
Address: Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, San Francisco
I'll be giving a talk at the Exploratorium After Dark on the topic of Super Powers! More info about my talk to come soon; in the meantime, tickets for the event are here.

September 28, 2016: The Battery, SF
Time: 8 pm
Address: 717 Battery Street, San Francisco, in The Parlor
In conversation with host Michael McElligott and author/podcaster Erik Davis (Techgnosis) for a talk/debate we're calling "Hacking Perception." This event is for Battery SF members and their guests. More info and RSVP here!

July 14, 2016: Nerd Nite Los Angeles
Time: 7 pm
Address: Busby's East, 5364 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
I'll give a 20 minute presentation on the biohacking highlights from my book travels, and we'll play a round of Cyborg BINGO to figure out how Cyborg YOU are. Plus, two other awesome speakers and drinks! 21+ show, tickets $10. More info and tickets here!

July 8, 2016: Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
Time: 7:30 pm
Address: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100, San Diego, CA.
Join me at a really excellent independent sci-fi and fantasy book shop -- I'll be telling true stories, but I promise they'll feel like the future.

July 7, 2016: Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena
Time: 7 pm
Address: 695 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA
I'll give a talk, sign books and show some photos and slides from my travels through the biohacking world. Come on by, Los Angeles friends!

June 8, 2016: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Time: 7 pm
Address: DMNS, Ricketson Auditorium
Lecture and signing, with a good chance of Cyborg Bingo. Tickets go on sale May 24 -- more info and link coming then!

June 4, 2016: Bay Area Book Festival
Address: Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley
Time: 3:15 pm
This is an amazing two-day festival held in downtown Berkeley, CA. I'll be appearing in converation with author Abby Smith Rumsey and host Lance Knobel, the co-founder of Berkeleyside. Our panel is called "Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas." I'll be talking biohacking, and Abby will be speaking about her fascinating book "When We Are No More: How Digital Memory is Shaping our Future." You can get tons of information about the festival and the other participating authors here.

Would you like me to come speak at your school, library, bookstore, club or workplace? Or would you like to interview me for your publication, podcast or radio show? Let me know!

Here are a few of the radio, podcast and TV interviews I really like:

Tech Nation on NPR hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn.
Forum on KQED (San Francisco) hosted by Rachael Myrow.
The Mother Jones Inquiring Minds podcast with Kishore Hari.
Big Picture Science podcast with Molly Bentley.
In Deep Radio hosted by Angie Coiro.
The Real Virtual Show hosted by Malia Probst.
Take Two on KPCC (Los Angeles) with Alex Cohen.
KUOW Speakers' Forum podcast from my talk at Town Hall Seattle.
Clockwise podcast with Jason Snell and Dan Moren. (In which I somehow end up saying: "Gentlemen, it is time to talk candidly about ladies' pants.")
Wired's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast with David Barr Kirtley.
Think on KERA radio (Dallas, Texas) hosted by Krys Boyd.
Letters and Politics on KPFA (Berkeley, California) hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
AirTalk on KPBS (San Diego, California) with Alison St. John.
GeekSpeak on KUSP (Santa Cruz, California) hosted by Lyle Troxell.
The Eastern Shore podcast hosted by Brock Winstead.
Smart Drug Smarts podcast hosted by Jesse Lawler.
Robot Overlordz podcast hosted by Mike Johnston, Matt Bolton and Alpha the computer.
Let's Make Mistakes podcast hosted by Liam Campbell and Larisa Berger from Mule Design
Radiozine on KBOO (Portland, Oregon) with host Kathleen Stephenson.
The Arik Korman Show on iHeart Radio hosted by Arik Korman.
Jefferson Exchange on KSOR (Ashland, Oregon) with host Geoffrey Riley.
IdeaSphere on KCBX (Santa Barbara, California) hosted by Guy Rathbun.
Cool Science Radio on KPCW (Park City, Utah) hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.
The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC radio (New York City) hosted by Brian Lehrer.

Articles, reviews and talking head-dom:

"Why Wait for Evolution? Meet the Scientists Racing to Improve our Senses" by Ellen Ruppel Shell for the Washington Post.
"Why You're Not a Cyborg Yet -- and What Scientists and Hackers Are Doing About It" -- by Jesse Hicks for the Daily Dot
Hacking Human Evolution by Sam Levin for the East Bay Express
"How Crazy Is Modern Technology?" by Angela Hill for the San Jose Mercury News
"We Have the Techology" review by Kevin Canfield for the San Francisco Chronicle
"A Sense of Where You Are" by John Wilkens for the San Diego Union-Tribune
7 Books You Need to Read This December by Boris Kachka for New York Magazine
"Engineers, enrepreneurs hoping to re-engineer humans for skill, strength" on KPIX (CBS) San Francisco, shot by Molly McCrae, hosted by Anne Makovec.
"To Speak the Brain's Language," my op-ed for the Wall Street Journal

Read an excerpt from my book:

The 10,000 Year Clock, a slice from the time chapter, published on Hazlitt
Want to Sense Eletromagnetic Fields? A little piece of the introduction, in which I go to RadioShack on a Friday night with the guys from Grindhouse Wetware. Published on Alternet.


Originally Published: 2015