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CONVERGENCE: ASTEROID MINING AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF SPACE, Oct 12, 2017, New York City, 8-10 pm ET

A discussion about Asteroid Mining and the Privatization of Space will take place at Caveat,  21 A Clinton Street, New York, New York on October 12, 2017 from 8:00-10:00 pm ET.  Participants are:

  • Meehan Crist, writer in residence in biological sciences, Columbia University, moderator
  • Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, journalist and author of The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen
  • Denton Ebel, geologist, chair of the Division of Physical Sciences, American Museum of Natural History

More information is on the event’s website and in an emailed announcement (reproduced below) that includes a promo code for $5 off the $15 admission fee.

CONVERGENCE: a show about the future
Join us for Convergence at Caveat on Thurs, 10/12!
This month, I’ll be hosting geologist Denton Ebel of the American Museum of Natural History and journalist Atossa Abrahamian to discuss: How is asteroid mining already privatizing space?
We’ll be discussing everything from the rare earth metals in your iPhone to sovereignty and space law to the colonization of Mars…
Convergence is a new live show (and soon-to-be podcast) that brings two people from vastly different fields into conversation about how emerging science and tech will affect culture, society, and politics in the near future. How will machine learning (really) affect labor? How will a new artificial womb influence women’s health and reproductive rights? What new science is already on the horizon what ethical, legal, and policy questions do we need to ask today to help shape the future we want tomorrow?
Tickets available here. Enter promo code CONVERGESWILD at checkout for $5 off the $15 ticket price!
I hope to see some of you Thursday.
x.Meehan

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm