Friday, September 5, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Rowan Jacobsen and Clare Barboza with Langdon Cook: The Apples You Never Knew About

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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There are thousands of apple varieties in North America, but only a few are offered in grocery stores. James Beard Award-winner Jacobson has handpicked 123 of the best — documented by expert photographer Barboza — in this historical, scientific, recipe-filled account.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Nick Bostrom: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Double Feature!

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Artificial Intelligence might become dominant in the future, but Oxford’s Bostrom says humans can act now to stop it. In Superintelligence he guides readers through the field of AI, advancements in science, and offers concrete strategies for containing and combating this potentially volatile — and unavoidable — intelligence explosion.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Randall Munroe: Answering ‘What If?’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. Double Feature!

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Part webcomic, part scientific study, Munroe’s popular What If? column answers hypothetical questions by crunching numbers, analyzing scientific theories, and drawing mini comics. His new book revisits some old web favorites — and also includes never-before-seen comics.

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