Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Carolyn and I had a good time Friday and Saturday at SciBarCamp at the University of Toronto, but we blew off going today. Yesterday, I attended a nice session on John Searle’s classic “Chinese room paradox.” I also led a session on the World Wide Web gaining consciousness. One fellow, thinking he was above the [...]

SciBarCamp in Toronto

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

In 2006, I was a participant at the inaugural Science Foo Camp (or SciFooCamp; “Foo” is short for “Friends of O’Reilly,” the giant computer-book publisher). The event was co-sponsored by O’Reilly and the journal Nature (which published one of my stories back in 2000 — “The Abdication of Pope Mary III,” a little number called [...]