Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

Neuroscientist & Author David Eagleman on “Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain”
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 8 p.m.
Secret Science Club
Live stream only
The miracle of the brain is not its components, but the ways they form a living fabric, explains neuroscientist David Eagleman, a professor of brain plasticity at Stanford. He’ll present his latest book, Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain, with groundbreaking research into synesthesia, dreams, wearable tech, and the five senses (free).

US 2020: Is a Free and Fair Election Possible in the Social Media Age?
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 3 p.m.
The Guardian

It may be overlooked amid myriad ensuing scandals, but British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica was responsible for harvesting some 87 million Facebook profiles. It was the biggest data breach in modern history. Observer journalist Carole Cadwalladr broke the story and she’ll lead a panel that includes Roger McNamee, early Facebook investor and founder of #StopHateForProfit, and former CIA officer Yael Eisenstat (£5).

The Revolutionary War Battle of Brooklyn
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5 p.m.
Green-Wood Cemetery
Live stream only

Much of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first confrontation after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was fought on what are now Green-Wood’s grounds. This year in lieu of an in-person event, hear from historian Barnet Schector, author of The Battle for New York, and Jeff Richman, Green-Wood Cemetery’s historian. Together they’ll mark the 244th anniversary of the August 27, 1776 battle ($5).

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