I’ve long enjoyed interesting lectures.
The John Von Neumann public lectures  in complexity and computation, held for the past three years at the nearby Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), offers a rather fertile menu.
Josh Epstein’s  talked last evening on the Frontiers of Computational Social Science: From Neurons to Nations.
I managed to take a few photos and one panoramic image. I thought it time to archive an event given the imminent departure of WID’s director David Krakauer  and C4 co-director Jessica Flack .
Godspeed as they return to Santa Fe.
 John Von Neumann lecture archives.
 Josh Epstein bio.
 David Krakauer
 Jessica Flack
By Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen:
Might the age of asymmetric information – for better or worse – be over? Market institutions are rapidly evolving to a situation where very often the buyer and the seller have roughly equal knowledge. Technological developments are giving everyone who wants it access to the very best information when it comes to product quality, worker performance, matches to friends and partners, and the nature of financial transactions, among many other areas.
These developments will have implications for how markets work, how much consumers benefit, and also economic policy and the law. As we will see, there may be some problematic sides to these new arrangements, specifically when it comes to privacy. Still, a large amount of economic regulation seems directed at a set of problems which, in large part, no longer exist.
Economist audio edition at the ready.
I was ready for the post office queue. Two prepaid boxes. Just a drop off away.
Suddenly, a kind Post Office employee asked if I was just dropping off? Yes. He sported an iPhone, scanned my boxes, printed a receipt and I was out the door.
A minor miracle, one day before Easter.
Tap on the panoramic image, then “pan” in any direction.
Panoramic images: one | two.