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May 3, 2019

The Reel Science Film Series returns for its third edition with a new slate of science-fiction movies every Friday of May. Featured films will be paired with a local scientist who will provide contextualized and corrective feedback about the scientific themes presented...

October 8, 2018

BrainScratch returned to Dirtybird Campout (West Coast)! Our Science campers built and raced their very own robots! Each Robot was created on Friday to compete in the Robot Race Tournament on Saturday! It was such a blast!

May 2, 2018

BrainScratch's PenguinBird robot debuted at the IBM Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center (AIHL) SmartHome Demonstration, part of IBM's Cognitive Horizon Network, in collaboration with brain-computer interface specialist Professor Virginia de Sa and neuroph...

September 23, 2017

As any good camp counselor knows, no summer camping experience is complete without the time-honored tradition of getting a little nerdy. This year at Dirtybird Campout a team of house-bumping scientists will be hosting a themed section of the camp, the Science LaB, foc...

September 22, 2017

Inspiring imagination and discovery we introduce a cutting edge blend of scientific communication and community values. Our passion for scientific research, dance music, and performance, set the stage for an easily accessible and deeply immersive experience. Our team o...

August 2, 2017

The meme (pronounced “mey mey”) is a subject of budding interdisciplinary study from the perspectives of evolutionary biology, epidemiology, complex network theory, sociology, and cultural theory. We will be sharing with you some examples of how each discipline approac...

August 2, 2017

So what is systems science anyway?

Systems science is an attempt to understand commonalities and general principles that govern a variety of systems large and small. 

The history of systems science stems from the Cybernetics movement which was pioneered by a group of int...

August 2, 2017


General Information:

  • Lake Oroville is fed by the vast, snow packed Sierra watershed that continues to send runoff into the reservoir.

  • Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east...

March 27, 2017

BrainScratch celebrated skepticism and the round spherical earth at Desert Hearts 2017!


Fernando Contreras "Artificial Intelligence and Biological Complexity"

What is AI actually? Are there really super intelligent artificial systems bound on world domination,...

May 26, 2016

At LIB 2016 BrainScratch founders Steven Kerns and Eric Leonardis spoke at the Mystery School and demonstrated the links between music festivals, cognition, and ecology. Inspired by the principle of empowering people through knowledge, they closed their talk with oppor...

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