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Thu Jan 18 // 7:00 pm

Convergence

Presented by Caveat

How will machine learning (really) affect labor? How will a new artificial womb influence women’s health and reproductive rights? What new science is on the horizon and how do we sort through the ethical, legal, and policy questions we need to ask today to help shape the future we want tomorrow?

Hosted by Meehan Crist, writer-in-residence in Biological Sciences at Columbia University, Convergence is a live show and podcast that brings together two people from vastly different fields to explore how emerging science and tech will affect culture, society, and politics in the near future. Together with a curious and often passionate audience, Meehan and her guests grapple with the questions we need to ask today to help shape the future we want tomorrow. Each event brings out themes and ideas missing when conversations stay siloed.

Guests and topic TBA

Doors 7:00pm, show 7:30pm. 21+

Meehan Crist
is writer in residence in biological sciences at Columbia University. Previously, she was editor at large at Nautilus and reviews editor at The Believer. Her writing explores the intersection of science, culture, and politics: from sensory deprivation tanks and the KUBARK manual to cephalopod consciousness and climate change. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic, the New Republic, Tin House, Lapham’s Quarterly, London Review of Books, Scientific American, and Science. You can find her online at meehancrist.com or on Twitter @meehancrist.