MIT theoretical physicist Alan Lightman is the author of many books and essays on science as well as five works of fiction. At IF he explores how science and the humanities intersect and contribute to our understanding of the universe.
Cognitive scientist and philosopher Susan Schneider discusses her work for NASA that delves into the question: If we were to encounter extraterrestrial intelligence and consciousness...what might it "look" like and would we even recognize it?
Many discoveries and inventions arise from the convergence of curiosity, accidents and unexpected outcomes. This is not luck ... but an emergent property of the creative and prepared mind. Science writer Pagan Kennedy explores the role of serendipity behind innovation, inventions and breakthrough thinking.
New York-based company Creative Capital President Suzy Delvalle brings to IF a group of artists whose unique and sometimes controversial work pushes the edges of the creative envelope.
Join us for Club IF … an early 60’s style nightclub featuring cocktails, conversation and a live musical performance at 9pm (doors open at 8pm). The cover charge is $10 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating is very limited so confirm your reservation today.
Wednesday, September 28
Featuring American roots duo...Smooth Hound Smith.
In recent years, the conscious capitalism movement has not only been growing, but increasingly arguing that companies that put community, ethics and sustainability at the forefront will outperform more traditional, profit-driven companies. James Ledbetter, Editor Inc. magazine and Inc.com, will moderate a panel discussion. Panel: Jeff Senne, PwC; Tammy York Day, Delta Dental of Kentucky; Greg Christian, Beyond Green Partners
Few people have not seen the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1972 photograph of nine-year-old Kim Phuc, the victim of a napalm attack, running naked down a road in Trang Bang, Vietnam. Kim, now a Canadian citizen, comes to IF to share her story.