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For Monday

Invest in People (Not Technology) to Change the World

Monday evening's lecture with Kentaro Toyama makes me even more certain the impending robot takeover is coming. A former Microsoft computer scientist and author of Geek Heresy, Toyama thinks education, health care, and democracy are the key components to social change—contrary to high investment in digital initiatives. 

Toyama will be in conversation with Town Hall executive director Wier Harman.  And Humanosphere's Tom Paulson will hang around after the lecture for extended discussion. 

Kentaro Toyama with Wier Harman: Invest in People (Not Technology) to Change the World, Mon, June 22, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Tuesday

Engaging the Next Generation in Computer Science

Up for a history lesson in tech? Computing Universe author Tony Hey will trace the history of computer science in a talk Tuesday evening, from the early days to the present era of networked social media and artificial intelligence.

He also thinks that the next generation of children will be able to code, which almost scares me as much as robots stealing our jobs. 

Engaging the Next Generation in Computer Science, Tues, June 23, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for June 29

Gaza, and the Future of Israeli Politics

Investigative journalist Max Blumenthal will share his experiences on the ground in Gaza Monday evening, focusing in on the July 8, 2014 Israeli air strike attacks.

Discussing a history of violence in Gaza, he'll share insight on the details overlooked by mainstream media outlets. Regional political motives, war crimes, and U.S. involvement in the eventual ceasefire agreement are all on the agenda, so don't miss this critical lecture in international politics. 

Gaza, and the Future of Israeli Politics, Mon, June 29, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

 

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