Journalist Kara Platoni is a science writer and former staff writer for the East Bay Express in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she covered the self-described “Nancy Drew beat,” i.e. anything that involved “a good mystery, an action adventure, and some fantastic characters,” according to her website. The San Francisco-based journalist and co-founder of “The Field Trip Podcast,” which covers science in the real world, will be signing her new book, We Have the Technology. Kara’s book covers the cutting-edge research that is changing our sensory experience of the world, whether from creating scents that stimulate the memories of Alzheimer’s patients, to constructing virtual limbs to approximate touch, to building augmented reality labs to prepare soldiers for the battlefield. We’ll talk all things futuristic and the human experience. Don’t miss it!
Introduces us to researchers who are changing the way we experience the world, whether creating scents that stimulate the memories of Alzheimer's patients, constructing virtual limbs that approximate a sense of touch, or building augmented reality labs that prepare soldiers for the battlefield. These diverse investigations not only explain previously elusive aspects of human experience, but offer tantalizing glimpses into a future when we can expand, control, and enhance our senses as never before.