Odd Salon’s 2016 Season

TIME ~ Feb 9, 2016

Short talks from the odd corners of the history of time, from the mysteries of the Antikythera Device to the realities of time travel, the race to solve the challenge of determining longitude to the methods of ancient monumental time keepers. Read more

HEROIC ANTARCTICA ~ Feb 16 2016

Rare Whisky, Silent Film, Explorers’ Tales & Penguin Sex – at The Interval, with the Long Now Foundation Read more

FATE ~ Feb 23, 2016

Stories of portents & omens & the illusion of free will, from the Scottish Play & Nostradamus, to the major arcana & magic eight balls Read more

MEMORY ~ Mar 8, 2016

Tales of mind palaces & mnemonics, of extraordinary retention, agonizing loss, untrustworthy brains & why you can’t remember where you put your keys. Read more

MUSE ~ Mar 22nd, 2016

Tales of inspiration & revelation, afflatus & stimulus, and the creative encouragement of fellow humans, divine entities, & mind-altering substances. Read more

QUEST ~ Apr 12, 2016

Tales of the hunter & the hunted, fabled treasures & impossible futures, legendary adventures, long-sought cures & quixotic pursuits Read more

Odd Salon FOLLY

FOLLY ~ May 3, 2016

Stories of failure and fortitude, bad ideas, rotten luck, lunatic ambition & the glories of ridiculous invention Read more

SABOTAGE ~ May 10, 2016

Tales of destruction & damage, espionage & subterfuge, of plans gone astray & plots masterfully undermined Read more

Odd Salon LOGIC

LOGIC ~ May 24, 2016

Stories of reason & rationale, heated debates & carefully measured words, of common sense, uncommon insight & rare wisdom. Read more

COSMOS ~ June 14, 2016

Tales of the universe expansive, the stars & planets & wonders of space, of invented worlds, imagined realities & our tiny place amongst it all. Read more

Odd Salon MAPPED

MAPPED ~ June 28, 2016

Stories of cartographic masterpieces, charted territories & terra incognita, of dragons & sea nymphs, surveyors & trailblazers & the myth of the fully mapped world Read more

ENDEAVOR ~ July 12, 2016

Stories of extraordinary effort & epic undertakings, heroic measures & of doing the utmost… against all odds Read more

ARTIFACT ~ July 26, 2016

Tales of unusual objects & strange provenance, discoveries, treasures, priceless relics & telltale remains. Read more

ARCHIVE ~ August 9, 2016

Stories of incredible collections & wonderful assemblages, repositories, vaults & hoards of treasure. Read more

MISCHIEF ~ August 23, 2016

Tales of schemes and plots, pranks, ploys & troublemakers run amok Read more

HEIST ~ September 6, 2016

Tales of rip-offs, stick-ups & shake-downs; pinched valuables, cracked safes & improbable capers Read more

NEMESIS ~ September 20, 2016

Six stories of equals & opposites, of perfect enemies, unconquerable foes & divine retribution Read more

TWIST ~ October 18, 2016

Tales of curving paths & convoluted narratives, zigs, zags & the delights of unanticipated outcomes Read more

JUSTICE ~ October 25, 2016

Tales of honesty and equity, wrongs righted, righteous law, and how to cope when the defendant is dead. Read more

ESCAPE ~ Nov 8, 2016

Tales of bold break-outs & daring getaways, dodges, sidesteps & impossible flights Read more

LEGACY ~ Nov 22, 2016

Stories of inheritance & aftermath, legends, lore & the stories we leave behind Read more

ODDMENTS 2016 ~ Dec 13 2016

A year’s end celebration of odds & ends, bits & bibelots, peculiar plots & strange sagas Read more