Reclaiming the Future

Event has passed (Sat Nov 17, 2018 - Sat Nov 17, 2018)
Cowell Theater
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Art, Science & Technology


Stochastic Labs is presenting a one-day event, a Long Conversation on Reclaiming The Future with scientists, artists and tech pioneers. Each speaker brings one idea to the stage about how to reclaim optimism in the face of future technology-a trend, an artwork, an innovation, a breakthrough, a movement.

With compelling speakers like Catarina Fake, Paolo Cirio, Saul Perlmutter, Alison Gopnik and more, this will be a fascinating and wide ranging "long conversation."

Also look for the Stochastic Labs artist demos and exhibition featuring interactive robotics, speculative materials, biotechnology, distributed wearables, experimental human-machine collaborations, and other investigations of our possible futures.

Participating Speakers:
Linda Avey, founder 23andMe
Saul Perlmutter, nobel laureate
Catarina Fake, founder flickr
Alison Gopnik, cognitive scientist & best selling author
Paolo Cirio, hacker, ars electronica golden nica
JD Beltran, president sf arts commission
Aza Raskin, founder center for humane technology
Rachel Thomas, founder
Vero Bollow, founder stochastic labs
Katia Vega, designer and computer scientist
Alex Reben, roboticist and artist
Chris Kerich, game designer
Kal Spelletich, sf machine arts pioneer

What is at stake for the human animal in this critical moment in our evolution? Will we survive this "technological adolescence"? How can we reclaim optimism in the face of future technology?

On 11/17 a group of creative thinkers and makers will assemble to consider these questions in a radical new conversation format.

Unfiltered. Unmoderated.


  1. Cowell Theater Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA