Announcement: QRI Presentations at Harvard and NYU

The Qualia Research Institute is in Boston for the month of September.

Yesterday I gave a presentation about the Logarithmic Scales of Pleasure and Pain at the Harvard Effective Altruism student group (video coming soon! – slides).

I will be giving a presentation about The Hyperbolic Geometry of DMT Experiences at the Harvard Science of Psychedelics Club on September 17, at 8pm (Sever 113). The venue is apparently quite large so we are not going to run out of capacity for this talk. Feel free to amplify this as a Schelling point for smart rational psychonauts to meet one another.

Michael Johnson will also be giving a presentation at the Harvard Science of Psychedelics Club: 21st of September (7PM), at the Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall.

Finally, I’ll be giving a presentation at Effective Altruism NYC (also about Logarithmic Scales) on September 23rd (7PM), at 334 E 30th St #3. See: facebook event.

Both Harvard talks are free and open to the public. The venues have a large number of seating spots, so all you need to do is show up. For the NYU talk the organizers of the event would like you to get a (free) ticket first in order to RSVP and secure a seat as the venue is not very large.

We will record these talks, share them online, and add them to the list of media appearances.



If you are in Boston, want to meet up with us, but can’t make it to any of the talks: I will show up to the SSC meetup on the 20th of September wearing a Qualia Research Institute shirt. Feel free to find me and say hi.

Many thanks to: Andrew Zuckerman, Kenneth Shinozuka, Jacob Shwartz-Lucas, and
Anisha Zaveri for organizing these events!

One comment

  1. Kesther · September 15, 2019

    I’m glad you’re someone who’s actually open and interested in Qualia and consciousness research, and not one of the many people who takes things, such as quantum physics/mechanics and other things, and distorts or twists them to fit their beliefs and agenda. Nor do you seem like the type of person who thinks ‘consciousness and qualia are just nonsense’, and call it a day.
    The most popular ones who twist scientific stuff are Deepak Chopra, Robert Lanza, InspiringPhilosophy, Bruce Lipton, and are considered to be pseudoscience New Age mysticism woo promoters. I can’t think of anymore at the moment.
    Maybe they should actually LEARN quantum physics/mechanics while they’re at it, instead of just using big sciencey words and terminology/jargon. And I don’t buy the whole Law of Attraction thing.

    You, and other consciousness researchers in general, seem pretty open and rational.

    Keep up the good work.

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