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    Time Travel

    James Gleick talked about his book Time Travel: A History, in which he discusses the history and future of the concept of time travel. “Nonfiction Keynote: James Gleick Talks with Tom…

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    Panel Discussion on Industries of the Future

    Panelists talked about the future of industry. Panelists included Alec Ross, author of The Industries of the Future; Beth Comstock, vice chair of General Electric; Joi Ito, co-author of Whiplash: How…

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    Panel Discussion on Graphic Nonfiction

    Panelists talked about the ability of graphic narratives to capture and describe events in history and war. Panelists included Hillary Chute, author of Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and…

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    Panel Discussion on Terrorism and Surveillance

    Jessica Stern, co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror; Gabriella Blum, co-author of The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones - Confronting a New Age of Threat; and Bruce…

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    The Nearest Thing to Life

    Professor James Wood talked about his book, The Nearest Thing to Life. He spoke the 7th annual Boston Book Festival, which took place on October 23-24, 2015, in Boston’s Back Bay.

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    Panel Discussion on Veterans

    Joe Klein, author of Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Ther Mission Home, and Bryan Doerries, author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today, talked…

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    Panel Discussion on Technology

    Andrew McAfee, co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Nicholas Carr, author of The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, and David Rose,…

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    Panel Discussion on Mayors

    Benjamin Barber, author of If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities, and mayors Martin Walsh, Dan Rivera, and Lisa Wong talked about the role of mayors in fostering cooperation…

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    Panel Discussion on the Mind

    Stanislas Dehaene, author of Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts, and Daniel Dennett, author of Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, talked about their…

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    Panel Discussion on the Digital World

    Vikram Chandra, author of Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty, Howard Gardner, author of The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital…

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    Triumph of the City

    Panelists spoke about urban planning, city government, and the development of Boston. The panel included Edward Glaeser, author of The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes…

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    Future of Reading

    Panelists talked about the future of reading and child literacy. Among the topics they addressed were the use of digital books, the impact of new technologies on the publishing industry,…

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    What's Next for Women?

    Panelists spoke about the future of women in the workforce and society. Panelists included Anita Hill, Reimaging Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, Hanna Rosin, The End of…

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