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The Phage

Phage Camp Frontage

Come recharge your batteries with a dose of SCIENCE! Join us for Phage's geektastic series of 12 minute talks by actual scientists, nightly at 8PM in the Phage dome, 2:30 & Esplanade.

  • MONDAY AUGUST 27, 8PM
    • Secular Geometry Daniel Alvarez-Gavela
    • Fasting: The physician within Gabrielle Reason
    • Hacking Lotteries Matt Brand
    • Shenzhen: An Alternative to American-Style Innovation Bunnie Huang
  • TUESDAY AUGUST 28, 8PM
    • MRI for Fun and Pleasure - What I learned from looking inside 1000s of bodies Marcus Foster
    • Global Review of Drug Checking Services 2017 Larissa Maier
    • Collective Cognition: How We Outsource Beliefs to the Community Steven Sloman
    • Closing the AI Knowledge Gap Ziv Epstein
  • WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29, 8PM
    • The Uncanny Valley of Autism Mavarick
    • How will we combat antibiotic resistance? Matthew Oberhardt
    • Constructive perception: theory, experiments, and phenomenology Maddie Cusimano, Sarah Schwettmann, & Luke Hewitt
    • DNA and the Golden State Killer Anna Lewis
  • THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 8PM
    • Build with Life Danny
    • New frontiers in genome engineering Marie La Russa
    • Should Robots Have Sex? Rob McBride
    • How ancient genetic programs connect human hearing impairment to gravity sensing in plants, and other evolutionary oddities John Woods
  • FRIDAY AUGUST 31, 8PM
    • Rethinking Tough Kids: Lessons on Humility on an Pediatric Psych Unit Lexasaurus
    • The Origin of Matter Edwin Chiu
    • Global Community Bio David Kong
    • The Decommodified Urban Economics of Burning Man and the Gift of a Big Black Rock City David Albouy

The Phage is an homage to the vast dark ecology whose foment gave birth to Earth's living diversity. These ubiquitous viral life forms evolve faster than any other life on earth. In their furious co-optive radiations they have acted as the vital genetic pollinators that wove long-separated lines of cellular life into resplendent new threads - the phage are the needles of life's tapestry. Beware if you encounter us: memetic biohazards lie ahead.

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