March 4, 02019, at the Cambridge Innovation Center
Featuring Preston Estep, CSO and co-founder Veritas Genetics, and Dennis Grishin, CSO and co-founder, Nebula Genomics
Synopsis: Two leading gen-tech entrepreneurs explored the profound evolutionary transition DNA technologies may bring at the Long Now Boston Conversation on March 4, 02019. However, a positive outcome is not assured unless we carefully navigate the landscape of technical, regulatory, ethical and privacy issues involved.
February 4, 02019, at the Cambridge Innovation Center
Featuring Scott Chimileski, microbiologist and author, and Roberto Kolter, Director of the Kolter Lab
With stunning pictures and astounding mastery of scientific research and curiosities, Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter delivered an awe inspiring tour of the microbial world at the Long Now Boston Conversation on February 4, 02019.
November 27, 02018: A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with Kirk Bosma, P.E. Woods Hole Group and Paul Kirshen, Ph.D., UMass Boston\
Boston is a coastal city with a complex of rivers, dams, harbors and islands. By the end of this century, under the foreseeable range of global warming scenarios, Boston could experience a sea level rise ranging from 2.4 to 7.4 feet.
Charting the Past and Future Transformations of our Housing Infrastructure
September 10, 02018: A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with Barry Bluestone, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University Tamara M. Roy, Principal with Stantec, Boston, and past President of the Boston Society of Architects and Peter Rose, FAIA, FRAIC, Rose and Partners Architects, Boston
While we often think of cities in terms of skylines, business activity and public buildings or monuments, their primary function is the housing of people. The patterns and forms of that housing are critical to the life of a city, and they reflect a complex interplay of demographics, economics, public policies, cultural aspirations and aesthetics.