Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

Author: Tracey Taylor

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by Tracey Taylor
11.12.2014

http://vimeo.com/110808046 Ken Goldberg, the craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media at UC Berkeley, spoke with Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor for the New York Times, at Uncharted 2014.

by Karen Lin
11.10.2014

Thoughts on Uncharted Festival, Day 1 One of the main perks of working for the Daily Cal is attending mind-blowing events, such as the ~$300-per-ticket Uncharted Festival of Ideas, for free. A quick description of Uncharted, courtesy of their website: OCTOBER 24-25 2014: “Uncharted brings you together with some of the world’s great thinkers for

by Sandhya Sood 
11.06.2014

By Sandhya Sood  / UrbDezine San Francisco While I was a graduate student at Cal studying architecture, ideas were always buzzing around; at design charrettes, guest lectures and of course, at the dining table. International House, where I lived, was home to residents from eighty countries enrolled in various academic programs. Our insatiable thirst for learning

by Jeanne Carstensen
11.06.2014

By Jeanne Carstensen / KQED Arts October 29, 2014 Among the topics discussed at the Uncharted: A Festival of Ideas on Friday and Saturday in Berkeley was Moravec’s Paradox — the notion that hard problems are easy and easy problems are hard. The concept was first framed by scientists working in artificial intelligence when they realized getting

by Tracey Taylor
10.30.2014

[View the story “Uncharted The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014: As it happened” on Storify]

by Tracey Taylor
10.30.2014

How do you sum up the essence of a two-day festival of ideas like Uncharted? Festivalgoers were exposed to, and engaged in, such a wide range of conversations, covering the gamut from robotics to food movements, from aging to cloning, from technology to language, and from race to equality… that capturing the spirit of the event,

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Tracey Taylor
07.15.2014

The initial Uncharted 2014 line-up is announced today and tickets are on sale. Attendees will  join conversations with such luminaries as Nobel laureate Randy Schekman, composer John Adams, food poverty campaigner Saru Jayaraman, aging expert Laura Carstensen, Go the Fuck to Sleep author Adam Mansbach, and marriage equality pioneers Kris Perry and Sandy Stier. See the

by Tracey Taylor
10.23.2013

“Silicon Valley has made a name for itself as the birthplace of some pretty big ideas. But if Lance Knobel has his way, people will soon be thinking of Berkeley as a comparable hub of innovation — albeit, seeing as it’s Berkeley, a hub with an open-minded, free-thinking spirit all its own.” So goes the opening

by Tracey Taylor
10.22.2013

Uncharted the new SXSW of Berkeley? That’s what PandoDaily suggests in an article published on Oct. 21. Describing Uncharted as “the new tech anti-conference,” writer Carmel DeAmicis says Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, in the manner of the mega music and tech South By South West festival could start small and “eventually [become] a definitive place for exchanging ideas

Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival
by Tracey Taylor
10.17.2013

Read what the media are saying about the inaugural Uncharted: San Francisco Business Times, Oct. 15, 2013: Nicholas Dirks, Vivek Wadhwa, Brad DeLong to speak at Berkeley’s Uncharted festival By Steven E.F. Brown Online news business Berkeleyside is throwing a big ideas party in its home town Oct. 25 and 26, and among the speakers

  • “Go on an intellectual adventure through the medium of conversation, brilliantly realized.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “Fabulous.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “The Berkeley version of TED talks.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Uncharted is a well-designed and fulfilling event which proves that time flies when you’re having fun!”

    Festivalgoer

  • “A wonderful occasion to breathe, learn about a diverse group of ideas and what interesting people are doing and thinking about.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “A community event of interesting conversations with thought leaders on topics that provoke deeper understanding and connection.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “A perfect way to take a vacation from daily life, expanding my mind and piquing my curiosity without leaving home.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “Uncharted shows Berkeleyside’s ability to raise their vital hyperlocal journalism to far-reaching (inter)national heights.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “Progressives can be apocalyptic too! 🙂 Uncharted connects me to smart people and ideas. I love it!”

    Festivalgoer

  • “Wonderful view of the world through many contrasting eyes and minds.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “Uncharted: where enlightened speakers and prominent thinkers spark conversations that ride unexpected moments of brilliance.”

    Festivalgoer

  • “A delectable spread of ideas on the edge, tapped from the fertile environment of Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area.” 

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