What do global health and the fight against poverty have to do with magic?
Show up at the Sorrento Hotel Tuesday at 6 p.m. to find out.
“Smashing ideas together at high speed just to see what happens” is the mission of Psychlotron, an event cooked up by a Seattle science-meets-creative arts shop called the Infinity Box Theater Project.
Here’s how it works: Tom Paulson, producer of the online news site Humanosphere.org, and theatrical magician Steffan Soule will kick things off Tuesday night by talking briefly about ideas related to their work. Then members of the audience will do their best to find connections between them, moderated by Infinity Box director David Mills.
I first heard about the Infinity Box Theater Project when it produced “Ladies and Gentlemen, This is Your Crisis!” earlier this summer, a modern re-imagining of a decades old short story that examines the effect of television on our lives. I’m invited to speak at the next Psychlotron in January, and I really have no idea what to expect.
Previous Psychlotrons have collided theater and electrical engineering, sculpting and computer science and dance and neuroscience, to name a few.
Intrigued? Tuesday’s event is free and no reservations are needed. Just show up to the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel at 900 Madison St. with a ready brain and an open mind. Show up early for a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m.