At the end of November, we’ll be celebrating 10 years of Mind Hacks, and we’re putting on a live event in London to celebrate. You are cordially invited.
Mind Hacks – Live! will be like the blog, but live, and with less scrolling.
Some of the details are still under construction, but here’s what we know:
Tom and Vaughan have hired London’s Grant Museum of Zoology. which will be like having the event inside a Victorian display case of science. But instead of looking at the exhibits, they’ll be looking at us. Awesome and wonderfully weird venue which you shouldn’t miss.
It’s in Central London, and Mind Hacks – Live! will be on Thursday 20th November 7pm to 9pm.
We’ve also got some fantastic speakers lined up:
- Science wrangler Ed Yong will be talking about the real science behind media favourite oxytocin.
- We’re hoping neuroscientist Sophie Scott is going to give us a whirlwind tour of the neuroscience of laughter.
- Blogger, neuroscientist and international man of mystery Neuroskeptic will be talking about “something cool”.
- Neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is going to be debunking myths about the neuroscience of education and the teenage brain.
- Cognitive scientist and Mind Hacks mastermind Tom Stafford is going to talk on ‘The Game': Are ‘Pickup Artists’ the ultimate Mind Hackers?
And we’re going to end on a serious note that should also serve as a stark warning to us all.
The sex scene from Susan Greenfield’s future-noir novel 2121 will be given a dramatised reading with Neuroskeptic and Vaughan Bell playing the protagonists who struggle to remember how to have sex because their brains have been mashed by the internet. Live and direct, people.
If you miss a ticket for the event, come have a drink with us after anyway. We’ll be just round the corner at The Marlborough Arms on Torrington Place (WC1E 7HJ) after the event and we’d love to see you.
Tickets for the event will cost £4 to cover costs, and you’ll receive a free commemorative email with every purchase.
Link to buy tickets for Mind Hacks – Live!