The Brain Electric: Merging Minds and Machines
Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
This session will cover areas of my new book, The Brain Electric, which details the race among top neuroscientists to link the human brain to computers and the digital world that surrounds us. While filled with sci-fi sizzle -- mind-controlled prosthetic limbs, brains linked via computers, and digital memory prostheses -- this branch of neuroscience is also shedding light on our complicated relationship with technology, our role in our own evolution, and, perhaps most significantly, the formation of perception and consciousness itself.
The Boston Globe
Malcolm Gay is an arts reporter for The Boston Globe, where he covers visual and performing arts. He previously worked as a contributing writer at The New York Times, and his writing has also appea...Show the rest
Malcolm Gay is an arts reporter for The Boston Globe, where he covers visual and performing arts. He previously worked as a contributing writer at The New York Times, and his writing has also appeared in Wired, The Atlantic, and TIME magazine, among other publications.
In 2004, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, named him that year's “Outstanding Emerging Journalist,” and in 2005 he received the James Beard Award for Nutrition or Food-Related Consumer Issues. His work has since received several other accolades, including top honors in 2008 from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and in 2009 from the National Association of Black Journalists. In 2010 he was awarded the Woodward-Bernstein Award from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was named an Alicia Patterson Fellow in 2013.
The Brain Electric, which details the race to merge the mind with machines, is his first book.Hide the rest