Mar. 23 – Will a Robot be your friend? Movie Screening & Talk – SF
Being married to someone who studies robots, it’s fascinating to see how much this film inspired him. It inspired me too. This is a Children’s Charity benefit and Ken will lead a discussion after the screening. -t
from the website: “2012′s ‘Robot and Frank’ charmed and challenged moviegoers with the story of a robot that befriends an aging cat burglar, played by Frank Langella. Wonderfest and Variety Children’s Charity are teaming-up to present a special screening of ‘Robot and Frank’ along with affectionate commentary by UC Berkeley EECS professor Ken Goldberg. The beautiful little ‘Variety Preview Theater’ will open its doors at 6:30pm, and the movie will begin at 7:30. Free popcorn will abound; drinks and candy will be available. Following the movie, Prof. Goldberg will describe the current state of robotics and artificial intelligence.
Will a robot — someday soon — be your friend? Come explore with us!”
*** Only 49 seats are available. Don’t be disappointed: purchase tickets early. ***
This event continues to shine the light on leaders in sustainable food.- t
I feel like my family grew up at the Exploratorium. We cannot wait for their beautiful new home to open. -t
After sundown, live performances, festivities, and awesome moments will continue until 10:00 p.m.”
Tribeca Film Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Festival has screened over 1300 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002.
TFI Interactive (#TFii) is in its second year and assembles the brightest thinkers and innovators from the worlds of film, media, gaming, technology and society to explore storytelling in the digital age through an all-day forum.
from their website: ”How do you build an monument scale sculptural machine that will last as long as civilization? For the last fifteen years The Long Now Foundation and Alexander Rose have been working on building this icon of long-term thinking. Rose is currently managing the 10,000 Year Clock project underway in West Texas where they have already excavated over 500 vertical feet through solid rock to house the Clock. Alexander will discuss the research and design process that has taken him as far as the arctic Seed Vault in Svalbard, to the ultra-secret Mormon geneological vaults in Salt Lake City. He will show the building process now underway for the 10,000 Year Clock that includes specialized excavation robots and the fabrication of the Clock itself.”
from their website: ”The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 25–May 9 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, the Castro Theatre and New People Cinema in San Francisco and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. Held each spring for 15 days, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities, featuring 200 films and live events, 14 juried awards and $70,000 in cash prizes, upwards of 100 participating filmmaker guests and diverse and engaged audiences with more than 70,000 in attendance.”
Opening night film: What Maisie Knew @ Castro Theater April 25th
Closing night film: Before Midnight @ Castro Theater May 9th
It will be great to be among all the women of the Tribe here at this event. I will be giving a talk and showing films. All Jewesses in the Bay Area, come! -t
from their website: ”A celebration of Jewish women who inspire us to make a difference in the world. This Year Power of One Has Been Re-imagined! Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of a San Francisco historic site. Socialize at a reception with a contemporary dinner buffet. Connect with innovative female leaders who are raising the bar on social change.”
from their website: ”It’s that time of year again! On the evening of May 13, 2013, we will host our annual Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision gala, which will also celebrate the Ms. Foundation for Women’s 40th anniversary, at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. President and CEO Anika Rahman and co-founding mother Gloria Steinem will co-host this momentous evening. We are proud to announce that the pre-gala cocktail reception will be co-hosted by film actresses Olympia Dukakis, Ashley Judd and actress, author and Ms. Foundation co-founder Marlo Thomas. This reception is the kick-off to the celebration in which we award grantee honorees. With special live musical performances by Imani Winds and Five Play, this event will be a memorable celebration of the profound works of women across the nation.”
from their website: ”artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair, will feature 70 highly reputable galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, artMRKT will create an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art.
Now in its third year, artMRKT San Francisco will be relocating to the Festival Pavilion – Fort Mason Center.”
from their website: ”The Conversational Marketing Summit is the must-attend, rapid-fire content experience for senior brand marketers, agencies, tech and media executives. The executive conference in it’s seventh year is hand-curated and produced by John Battelle, (entrepreneur, journalist, professor, author and Founder & Executive Chairman of Federated Media Publishing). Rooted in the firmament of digital marketing, we’ll explore the human implications of data, algorithms, mobility, and technological progress. This year’s theme is Parting the Clouds: Bridging Data and Humanity.
Speakers include senior executives from AdAge, Advertising.com Group, Aereo, Appnexus, Bluefin Labs, BlueKai, Buzzfeed, DataLogix, Federated Media Publishing, Gnip, GoDaddy.com, Google, Krux, LiveRamp, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, OpenX, Rebel Mouse, Salesforce.com, Sony, Turn Inc., Yahoo! And more.”
826 does such important work in communities all around the US. I have loved watching good friends Dave & Vendela and so many of my friends who teach there grow this organization and help so many young writers. Always happy to serve on the host committee of this great Bay Area event. Join us. -t
from their website: ”On May 29, Dave Eggers and 826 Valencia will host the luncheon of the year at the St. Regis Hotel. This is 826′s biggest fundraiser and ticket costs significantly support its free literacy programming for under-served students in the Bay Area. With special celebrity guests, an entertaining program created by the students themselves, and 400 of 826′s closest friends, this event is always a blast. Tickets are $200 each for lunch at noon, or $1,000 each to include lunch and an 11:30 VIP reception where you can meet our special guests in person.”
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Randy Hyde at: 415-642-5905 or at email@example.com
from their website: ”Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work. Our impact is evident in the lives and careers of the artists who have participated in our programs and the experiences of our visitors. About twice a month we host public events such as open houses, exhibitions, conversations, community meals, walks, and workshops. Regardless of the format, events are designed to connect visitors to art in real time.
Join us for our biggest event and fundraiser of the year:
-Live and silent auctions
-Cocktails, food, and entertainment
-Artwork by leading contemporary artists
-Unique experiences from artists, chefs, designers, and more
-Pop up shop with limited edition objects inspired by Headlands”
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