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Uncharted, Berkeley’s first ideas festival is 1 week away!

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The finishing touches are being applied to the program, the speakers, all world experts in their fields, are tweeting about their imminent appearance on stage in Berkeley, and the final decisions on wine pairings, music sets and lighting for the sure-to-be celebratory party at the art museum have been made. This time next week the inaugural Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas will be in full flow.

The program is bursting with entertaining and thought-provoking conversations. Here’s just a taste:

Browse the full program here; learn more about the speakers here.
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Non-profits

MediaBugs, Berkeley-based start-up, launches today

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Today marks the launch of MediaBugs, an online error-reporting service based in Berkeley which will  help to monitor Bay Area media for errors and problems.

MediaBugs is the brainchild of Berkeley resident Scott Rosenberg, co-founder of Salon, and author of two books: Dreaming in Code and Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming and Why It Matters. Advisers on the project include Dan Gillmor, Bill Gannon and Lane Becker.

Unlike fact-checking operation Politifact, which … Continue reading »

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Events

Scott Rosenberg in conversation with Jon Carroll

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Looking for a little stimulus of the mind this evening? Perhaps a laugh too. Jon Carroll, he of the daily, eminently readable, Chronicle column, will be “in conversation” with Scott Rosenberg at the Berkeley Rep tonight at 7pm.

Rosenberg (pictured left), author of Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What it’s Becoming and Why it Matters, is a prolific blogger as well as co-founder of Salon Media Group and Salon.com. Hi current projects include MediaBugs which aims to be … Continue reading »

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Pixar’s Brad Bird in conversation with Jon Carroll

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The Berkeley Rep, aglow with the success of its latest smash, American Idiot, and from the general recognition of its artistic prowess, is also holding what promises to be an entertaining series of “conversations” hosted by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll.

First up, on November 9, is Pixar‘s Brad Bird (pictured left), the internationally acclaimed director of award-winning movies including Ratatouille and The Incredibles.

Bird also wrote and directed the 1999 feature, The Iron Giant, which in … Continue reading »

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