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From the Big Bang to AI: World Science Festival Live Events in NYC


The World Science Festival
presents a series of live events and talks with internationally renowned scientists, thinkers, and innovators, exploring the very edge of understanding. Running May 30th to June 2  at Gerald W Lynch Theater at John Jay College, these talks look at space, AI, and beyond.

Beyond The Stars: A Journey to the Edge of Space and Time features author Brian Greene in a multimedia look at  key moments of our universe’s history, from the big bang to the rise of stars, black holes, life, and consciousness. The Arts in the Age of Artificial Intelligence features filmmakers, authors, and scientist exploring the place AI has in human creative endeavors. Quantum Computing: The Vanguard of Technology examines quantum computation — leveraging quantum physics to revolutionize computational power – as renowned leaders explore the basics of quantum computers, the state-of-play in building them, and the wonders that await and dangers that lurk in a world replete with quantum computers. This is a sampling of the events in the series.

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World Science Festival Live Events
May 30 - June 2, 2024

Gerald W Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

OnMobile 2011

OnMobile 2011 is held in the fox Theatre & Club Fox in Redwood City, CA on JunOnMobile-Logoe 14 - 15, 2011.

OnMobile 2011 is a two-and-a-half day executive event features high-level debates on what's hot in the emerging mobile market and how these innovations are disrupting how companies and consumers work, play, advertise, and connect.

OnMobile also showcases the top entrepreneurial CEOs who are driving mobile innovation.

A few of the major keynote speakers include Andrew Fisher CEO of Shazam, Tim Chang of Norweat Venture Partners, and Gurbaksh Chahal, CEO of RadiumOne.

Read more: OnMobile 2011

Make the Stage at Internet Week New York

Internet Week is being held on June 6 - 13, 2011 at the Metropolitan Pavilion plus other IWNY-logo2venues around New York City.

Noting that Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently called for New York City to be "the #1 digital city in the world," Internet Week New York chair David-Michel Davies said "the festival’s line-up reflects how the city is well-positioned to make that goal come true."

"There has been a groundswell of energy and activity in the New York technology industry over the past few years," said Davies. "The festival has become a draw for people looking to exchange ideas and explore and experience where the Internet might be taking us next."

Senators Chuck Schumer, keynote speaker, and Kirstin Gillibrand will be in attendance. iwn-SchumerSome of the other thought leaders and innovators include:

  • Rachel Ray
  • Jane Pratt
  • Kevin Jonas
  • Tyra Banks
  • Isabella Rossellini
  • Craig Newmark, Craigslist founder
  • Rachel Sterne, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer
  • Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures
  • David Karp, Tumblr founder
  • Tim Westergren, Pandora founder
  • Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist 

Read more: Make the Stage at Internet Week...

Visual Character Re-defined Through This Weekend and Beyond

Sometimes the visual dynamic of New York, and Manhattan in particular, can be too much --icf-logo2 too much a jumble, or a clash of priorities and styles, a cavalcade of dissonance. But sometimes, something comes into view that re-orders the environment so much that it both jars the visual ecology and redefines it.

That happened yesterday when I saw three large brightly colored metal shipping containers stamped CHARACTER PROJECT on the front and back sitting in various public spaces in Manhattan.

Plopped down into high-traffic public pavilions, these boxes captured the attention and altered the impact of the space they occupied. But because they were there as pop-up movie theaters, meant to feature eight shorts commissioned by the USA Network and RSA Films (Ridley and Tony Scott's company), they did more than visually affect the street dynamic -- they became site-specific gallery spaces as well.

Read more: Visual Character Re-defined...

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