Today is the opening day of Convergence. Yesterday, we got all our stuff moved in, today we get it organized and pretty.
What I’m doing today: this afternoon at 2 Mary and I will be in the Sandbox showing kids how to identify bones in owl pellets. It will be disgusting and fun.
At 5pm in Plaza 1 I’ll be on a panel that is optimistic: “Technology won’t destroy us.”
Paranoid predictions about the technological downfall of mankind abound in media, but technology has also made human lives immeasurably better. We’ll talk about more realistic portrayals of tech, science, and human improvement. Panelists: Renate Fiora, PZ Myers, Heina Dadabhoy, Dan Berliner, Jason Thibeault
I’ll do my best to bring everyone down.
Then at 8pm, we open our party room (228) to the world. We’ll be there until 1am, talking and drinking and shaking our fists at god or whatever it is we atheists do.
Come on out!