Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival

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by Tracey Taylor
08.31.2015

Berkeley, CA, August 6, 2015 — Austin has SXSW. Aspen has its Ideas Festival. The Bay Area has Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, an interactive, eye-opening two days of discussion, debate, workshops, and good food, beer and wine — Oct. 16 and Oct. 17, 9am-5pm, in downtown Berkeley’s historic Arts District. Chris Anderson, Brad

by Tracey Taylor
12.04.2014

Kalimah Priforce has been a favorite speaker at Uncharted in both 2013 and 2014, not least because he can’t sit down for long, or tolerate pessimists! This original short produced by MSNBC on a hackathon for young coders in New Orleans is more than inspiring:

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,

by Kelly Chen
10.20.2014

What can you expect at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas? Here’s a taste: Claude Steele will explain why an African American man whistling Vivaldi confounds white fear Robotics geek Ken Goldberg will tell us where self-driving cars take us Nobel laureate Randy Schekman will discuss what medicine is likely to conquer (and what it won’t solve any time soon) Brown Sugar Kitchen’s Tanya Holland has lots to say

by Kelly Chen
10.20.2014

40 speakers. Two days. One big party… But did we mention the books? At this year’s Uncharted Festival, attendees can also browse a popup bookstore by Bookish. The independent bookstore in Berkeley owned by Gina Davidson will offer a selection of books by Uncharted speakers, some of which will be signed. Erik Tarloff, the author of

  • “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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