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5/19/14- New York, NY
Maria will be moderating a discussion as part of the New York Academy of Science’s “Science & the City” series: What can robots and economics teach us about humanity? Join the conversation with behavioral economist Ernst Fehr and neuroscientist and AI researcher Rolf Pfeifer, at 7pm. Free, registration required.
3/29/14- New York, NY
Maria will be giving a TEDx talk on the theme of “Why Commit?” at TEDxColumbiaCollege. Her talk will take place during the morning session, between 10am and 12pm. All talks take place at Columbia’s Low Library.
3/27/14- Maplewood, NJ
3/22/14- New York, NY
Maria will be joining Scientific American columnist Steve Mirsky and Economics professor Michael Richter to talk con artists and game theory after the matinée performance of Carla Ching’s new play, “Fast Company.” Come watch the play, hear the panel, and learn about the nature of the grift. You can buy tickets here.
3/15/14- Tucson, Arizona
Maria will be speaking about Mastermind at the Tucson Festival of Books. Event currently scheduled for 11:30am.
3/5/14- Hoboken, NJ
1/14/13- Brooklyn, NY
Join Maria at the Empiricist League at 7:15pm, where she will be talking about the nature of cheating.
1/9/14- Brooklyn, NY
12/14/13- New York, NY
Maria will be participating in a panel discussion of the Playwright Horizons’ The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, along with playwright Madeleine George, NPR Radiolab co-host Robert Krulwich, and IBM Watson Technologies Director Eric W. Brown. The event is free and will begin at 4:45pm, following the show’s matinee performance. You must RSVP here before Wednesday, December 11, in order to attend. A video of the event is available here.
12/2/13- Las Vegas, NV
MASTERMIND is nominated for an Anthony Award
MASTERMIND is nominated for an Agatha Award
Maria is one of the New Yorker’s most-read writers of 2013
MASTERMIND is named a best book of 2013 by Brain Pickings
MASTERMIND was named one of the thirteen best psychology and philosophy books of 2013 by Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings.
MASTERMIND is Goodreads Choice Awards Semi-finalist
MASTERMIND is a semi-finalist for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards for Non-Fiction. Please take a moment to vote here!
MASTERMIND included on io9′s list of Science Books So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction
MASTERMIND is chosen for io9′s list of 23 science books that are so exciting they read like genre fiction.
MASTERMIND enters second week on New York Times Bestseller List
Last week, MASTERMIND debuted at #31 on the New York Times Bestseller List. This week, it stays put in its #31 slot.
Maria talks about MASTERMIND on NPR’s Dinner Party
Chattering Class: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Maria talks to the hosts of the Dinner Party about a few of Holmes’ signature tricks: mindfulness, an orderly “brain attic,” and a curious disposition. listen to full episode here or download Maria’s segment here
Maria talks about boredom on the Brian Lehrer show
Exciting news about boredom: Maria Konnikova talks about new, surprising findings about boredom. listen to the radio segment here
Maria talks about unfilmable novels on NPR’s Morning Edition
When unfilmable books make memorable movies: Elizabeth Blair interviews David Mitchell, Ang Lee, and Maria Konnikova. listen to the radio segment here