Jason Silva

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Filmmaker & Techno-Philosopher

"A Timothy Leary of the Viral Video Age" was how The Atlantic described television personality, filmmaker and techno-philosopher Silva. From 2005 to 2011, Venezuela-born Silva was a presenter on Current TV, the Emmy-winning, independent cable network started by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, where he hosted, wrote and produced more than 100 hours of original content. A self-professed wonder junkie, Silva recently launched a series of noncommercial micro-documentaries exploring the co-evolution of human and technology that ?play like movie trailers for ideas, according to The Atlantic. Silva has been featured in The Atlantic, The Economist, Vanity Fair, Forbes and Wired, IO9, among many others.

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Friday, October 12
Edison Talks

Edison Talks

Edison Talks is an invitation-only, daylong gathering of provocative presentations, performances and interactive installations led by globally... read more
Speakers: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Michael Sandel, Shaifali Puri, Scott Thomas, Deborah Kenny, Ph.D., Paul Dateh, Jason Silva, Michael Skolnik, AK Pradeep, Steve Stoute, Thomas K. Stat, Clemantine Wamariya, Mike Scotti, Graham Hill, Martin Cooper, Greg Anderson, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Dennis Hong, Giles Duley, Fisher Stevens
Oriental Theatre 24 West Randolph Street

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