On April 14th hosts of the WNYC radio show Radiolab, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, presented the first in a series of live evening Awe-maggedon events “designed to tickle the mind and surprise the eyes.”
Jad and Robert invited Ben and Princeton University Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Iain Couzin to inaugurate the event series with presentations about their work. Both Ben and Iain showed projects that examine and encourage new thinking about swarms and communication. From locusts to the stock market, the evening was full of fascinating and entertaining topics and provocations for just the kind of cacophonous chatter that interest both Ben and Iain.
You can watch a video of Awe-maggedon here.