Consciousness and Computation

[cross-posted at Philosophy Sucks!]

2012 marks 100 years since the birth of Alan Turing. Saturday June 23rd is the actual centenary. That weekend also happens to be pride week in nyc. Given this line up of the Celestial Signs, The New York Consciousness Collective invites you to the Lower East side of Manhattan to let your freak flag fly in honor of Alan Turing. The event is free and features music from cognitive scientists and philosophers!

When: Saturday June 23rd. Turing festivities start at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Local 269 located at 269 E. Houston st NY, NY

The Line Up:

1:00-1:45 The P-Branes -Newly minted PhD, David Pereplyotchick on bass and guitar, Hakwan Lau on guitar, and Richard Brown on drums. Two of these three are leaving nyc to seek fortune and fame in the wild blue yonder. Don’t miss your chance to see this special late night funk fest!

11:00-12:45 Space Clamps -Who invented the space clamp? S P A C E C L A M P S ! Sara Steele on vocals, Erik Nylen on keys and vocals, Lawrence De Geest on guitar and vocals, David Billingsley on bass and vocals, and Richard Brown on drums.

10:00-10:45 Quiet Karate Reflex -8bit fusion of higher-order thoughts about vegan unicorn meat with experimental breakbeats. exileFaker on 8bit Gameboy and keys, Pete Mandik on Guitar, Hakwan Lau on Kindle Fire and guitar, Richard Brown on drums.

9:00-9:45 William James Trio -Two neuroscientists and a philosopher walk into a bar…to play funky jazz standards! Steve Fleming on keys, Hakwan Lau on guitar, Richard Brown on drums. This may be the last performance of WJ3!

8:00-8:45 The Whims -led by Dr. Fletcher Maumus this group constructs lush indie rock. 60s hooks meets 70s guitars — all filtered through a 90s slacker aesthetic.


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