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Secret Science Club North: Steven Pinker
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 12/02/2014 at Symphony Space.

The Secret Science Club is a science lecture, arts, and performance series based in Brooklyn which is about to start its 9th year.

The SSC hosts live science events for the general public, featuring subjects ranging from Black Holes and Dinosaurs to Human Evolution and the Human Brain. Every month, leading scientists give talks on discoveries in their fields and unleash their research on an inquisitive audience.

Music and film are mixed in with the science during the evening, and there is at least one free event per month, along with other special programs.

The Secret Science Club is excited to be extending its borders NORTH to Symphony Space in Manhattan, bringing great science programming to a broader audience and continuing to give the public direct access to scientific information “straight from the horses’ mouths.”

The Secret Science Club was founded and is curated and hosted by Margaret Mittelbach and Dorian Devins.

+ About the Artists

Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. Currently Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Pinker has also taught at Stanford and MIT. His research on visual cognition and the psychology of language has won prizes from the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the American Psychological Association. He has also received eight honorary doctorates, several teaching awards at MIT and Harvard, and numerous prizes for his writing. He is the author of ten books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought,The Better Angels of Our Nature, and most recently, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Dr. Pinker is Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and often writes for The New York Times, Time, and The New Republic. He has been named Humanist of the Year, Prospect magazine’s “The World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals,” Foreign Policy’s “100 Global Thinkers,” and Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today.”

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