Returning to Earth October 22 and 23, 2022

The InterPlanetary Project is the first project of its kind to combine celebration with experimentation, and conversation with analysis. InterPlanetary seeks nothing less than a whole-planet project — beyond borders, beyond politics, beyond economics — to activate the collective intelligence of this, our first planet.

Taking place in Santa Fe, NM, but transmitting its signal globally, and for free.

15Days 14Hours 00Minutes 23Seconds

Ted Chiang

Science Fiction Writer

Chagall

Music Technology Innovator

Carolyn Porco

Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley

Ashton Eaton

Retired Decathlete and Two-time Olympic Champion

Festival Schedule

Interplanetary Fest 2022

Opening remarks and introductions

DateOctober 22 @ 11:00 am – October 22 @ 11:10 am
Event LogOpening remarks and introductions by David Krakauer – Santa Fe Institute President.

Panel Discussion: Complex Conceptions of Time

DateOctober 22 @ 11:10 am – October 22 @ 12:10 pm
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Book signing James Gleick

DateOctober 22 @ 12:15 pm – October 22 @ 12:45 pm
Event LogSigning Chaos and Time Travel.

Speculative Vision

DateOctober 22 @ 12:30 pm – October 22 @ 1:30 pm
Event LogHolographic drawings… A camera with a lens made from ice…  A photograph developed by extremophile bacteria… Artist and inventor Tristan Duke will share some of his unique projects, the thinking […]

Panel Discussion: Life and its Objects

DateOctober 22 @ 1:50 pm – October 22 @ 2:50 pm
Event LogThe search for life in the universe is a fascinating endeavor, confounding and inspiring astrobiologists across the planet. We have rovers actively surveying the surface of Mars looking for “signs […]

Book Signing: Caleb Scharf

DateOctober 22 @ 3:00 pm – October 22 @ 3:30 pm
Event LogSigning The Ascent of Information: Books, Bits, Genes, Machines, and Life’s Unending Algorithm.

How to Find Life Anywhere: The Universal Rules of Life

DateOctober 22 @ 3:10 pm – October 22 @ 3:40 pm
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Panel Discussion: When will we need a Theory of Intelligence?

DateOctober 22 @ 3:55 pm – October 22 @ 5:10 pm
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Book Signing: Melanie Mitchell

DateOctober 22 @ 5:10 pm – October 22 @ 5:40 pm
Event LogSigning Complexity: A Guided Tour and Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans

The Cassandra Syndrome, or, How Not to be a Futurologist

DateOctober 22 @ 5:20 pm – October 22 @ 6:05 pm
Event LogFrom the game of polo to cloning, from Hugo Gernsback to Stanislaw Lem, from predictions of future past to snapshots of contemporary reality, Peter Swirski will take science fiction at […]

Book Signing: Peter Swirski

DateOctober 22 @ 6:15 pm – October 22 @ 7:00 pm
Event LogFrom Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin, and Explorations in Computer Literature, Philosophy of Mind, and Cultural Evolution

Film screening: Ikarie XB-1

DateOctober 22 @ 6:15 pm – October 22 @ 8:30 pm
Event LogIn the year 2163, the starship Ikarie XB-1 (Ikarus XB-1) is sent to the mysterious “White Planet” orbiting the star Alpha Centauri. Travelling at near-light speed, the journey takes around […]

Outdoor Concert: Lindy Vision

DateOctober 22 @ 8:30 pm – October 22 @ 9:15 pm
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Dark Matter Dance Party

DateOctober 22 @ 9:00 pm – October 23 @ 12:00 am
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Day two opening remarks and introductions

DateOctober 23 @ 11:00 am – October 23 @ 11:10 am
Event LogOpening remarks and introductions by David Krakauer – Santa Fe Institute President.  

Panel Discussion: The Complex Space of Political Economies

DateOctober 23 @ 11:10 am – October 23 @ 12:10 pm
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Book Signing: Kyle Harper

DateOctober 23 @ 12:45 pm – October 23 @ 1:15 pm
Event LogSigning Plagues upon the Earth: Disease and the Course of Human History and The Fate of Rome.

Jorge Almazan: Emergent Tokyo – Speculations on the Spontaneous Space City

DateOctober 23 @ 12:45 pm – October 23 @ 1:45 pm
Event LogDiscussions about cities in space revolve around visions of massive megastructures and artificial habitats that master hostile environments to shelter human life. But can these highly machinic settlements truly accommodate earthlings’ emotional, […]

Why we search for life on Mars: A view from the Curiosity and Perseverance rovers

DateOctober 23 @ 1:45 pm – October 23 @ 2:45 pm
Event LogMars has long captured our imaginations as a potential home for past, present, and future life. Current tools now allow for these questions to be addressed scientifically. Notably, there are […]

Book Signing: Ian Tregillis

DateOctober 23 @ 2:00 pm – October 23 @ 2:30 pm
Event LogSigning The Alchemy Wars Trilogy: The Mechanical, The Rising, and The Liberation.

Concert: Theremin Virtuoso Rob Schwimmer

DateOctober 23 @ 2:45 pm – October 23 @ 3:30 pm
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Book signing Jorge Almazán

DateOctober 23 @ 3:30 pm – October 23 @ 3:45 pm
Event LogSigning Emergent Tokyo: Designing the Spontaneous City 

Panel Discussion: Will space limit human performance?

DateOctober 23 @ 3:45 pm – October 23 @ 4:45 pm
Event LogWith the Artemis mission on the horizon and Elon Musk’s insistence on crewed Martian missions by 2030, considering how humans might live in space is at the forefront of our […]

Carolyn Porco Keynote: Cassini to Saturn:  The Journey, the Legacy, the Future

DateOctober 23 @ 5:00 pm – October 23 @ 6:00 pm
Event LogThirty-two years ago, the United States and Europe joined together to undertake a mission to the outer solar system.  It was named Cassini and called for a 7-year trek across […]

Closing Concert – Chagall – Advaita

DateOctober 23 @ 6:30 pm – October 23 @ 7:30 pm
Event LogChagall uses a motion capture suit as a full-body musical instrument. Advaita is the coming together of the human and the digital. The real and the virtual. In Advaita live […]

Film screening: Colossus: The Forbin Project

DateOctober 23 @ 7:45 pm – October 23 @ 9:00 pm
Event LogThe ultimate computer creates the ultimate terror in this chillingly real sci-fi suspense thriller. When electronics genius Charles Forbin creates a massive computer complex that is capable of independently regulating […]

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