Smoke Farm Out of Town
Sat., Aug. 22, 11 a.m. 2015
"Every summer since 2008, an eclectic collection of scientists, artists, economists, designers, philosophers, psychologists, and other thinkers have traveled 60 miles north of Seattle to gather in the big barn at Smoke Farm for a weekend of lectures, conversation, and communal dining.
My cohost Stuart Smithers (chair of the religion department at University of Puget Sound, expert on Buddhist stuff) and I call it the Smoke Farm Symposium, and there's nothing quite like it. As shorthand, we describe it as "TED Talks in a barn," but it's a livelier and more intimate experience to have 200 people camping, eating, and thinking together on a 300-acre former dairy farm than shuttling in and out of auditoria and hotels." BRENDAN KILEY
Adrienne Fairhall: "Decoding the Mind: Frontiers in Brain Research"
Susan Stryker: “Cross-Dressing for Empire: Gender, Race, and Place at the Bohemian Club”
Sheldon Solomon: “The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life”
Kelly Vomacka: “Plea Nation: Dispelling the Illusion That the US Criminal Justice System Sorts the Guilty from the Innocent”
Kareem James Abu-Zeid: “Psychedelics and Meditation: Experimenting on the Self”
John Criscitello: “Façadeomy: Gentrification, Tech Money, and the Architecture of Normativity in the Gayborhood”
Featuring chef Monica Dimas (Campagne, Le Pichet, Monsoon, Spinasse, Neon Taco)