Shoreditch Town Hall
Until Sun Sep 29 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jul 10 2013
This two-day science and innovation Nesta festival curated by musician and author Pat Kane promises to create immersive experience of what the world might feel like over the next few decades. We're imagining wraparound Google goggles hardwired into our brains, but for the time being will make do with the festival's engaging-sounding talks, cutting-edge shows, technology displays and interactive performances on four themes: Well Becoming (living longer, healthier and wiser lives); In the Imaginarium (how technology and creativity will transform our experience of the world); We are all Gardeners Now (owning our impact on Earth); and The Value of Everything (the political economy of the future).
A huge roster of speakers, participants, performers and secret agents taking part in the four half-day sessions includes 'The Blind Giant' author Nick Harkaway, forecaster Tamar Kasriel, social entrepreneur and model Lily Cole, and political scientists David Runciman and Diane Coyle. There's a mass experiment or two, screen-chats, and a decision tree too. All events take place at Shoreditch Town Hall.