Patricio Pron, one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists, gives us his American debut: a daring, deeply affecting novel about the secrets buried in the past of an Argentine family. A young writer, living abroad, makes the journey home to say goodbye to his dying father. In his parents’ house, he finds a cache of documents and unwittingly begins to unearth his father’s obsession with the disappearance of a local man. Read more »
Melonee Wise, Co-founder and CEO, Unbounded Robotics Joe Augenbraun, Founder, Neato Robotics Pieter Abbeel, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC BerkeleyRead more »
Brian Gerkey, CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation Rich Mahoney, Director, Robotics Program, SRI International Paola Santana, Co-founder, Matternet Steve Henn, Technology Correspondent, NPR – ModeratorRead more »
Michael Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, San Francisco State University
Monday Night Philosophy explores the past with Anderson, who will present a virtual day in Pompeii: a walking tour of the highlights of the ancient city designed to reveal aspects of its history, development, daily life and destruction. Monuments visited will include the forum and its temples and administrative buildings, theatre district and the city's amphitheater, and numerous ancient houses. Italian espresso not provided, but highly recommended.