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Here are the talks on tap for 2017. Please come on out and say hello!

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.

And here were some of my favorite events from 2016:

November 30: 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: 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: 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: 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've done recently:

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