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Celebrating Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas

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

Lots of questions but no easy answers at the Berkeley Ideas Fest

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

Uncharted 2014 as it happened: tracking the festival on social media

by Tracey Taylor
10.30.2014

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

Photo Gallery: Uncharted 2014, a festival fit for Berkeley

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,

What can you expect at Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas?

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

  • “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.” 

    UrbDeZine