This Friday I'll be at New York City's Nerd Nite discussing "How to not destroy ourselves: lessons from science fiction". Here's a sneak description of my talk:
2017 sure does seem like the darkest timeline: our politics are broken, technology is disrupting society, and the planet is warming. But we’ve been here before, at least in the imaginary worlds of science fiction. Join psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu as he investigates how we got into this mess and what science fiction can teach us about getting out of it.
A non-spoiler review of Logan, Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine film.
Anxiety has been a part of my life since Kindergarten. It got in the way of being a Trekkie. But then Star Trek helped me find a way to face my fears. Thank you to The Story Collider for helping me to tell this story.
Sometimes life comes together in surprising ways.
Earlier this month at Star Trek: Mission New York, I had the opportunity to work with Julie Nimoy, Leonard Nimoy's daughter, and help her tell the story of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the illness that took her father's life. She was generous, courageous, and wanted to do everything she could to ensure others don't suffer the way her father did. We shared stories about her father and she loved hearing about the impact he had on my life.
It was a wonderful moment in time that I will cherish.