Salon is an ongoing series of events in London that focus on permutations of the theme “science, art and psychology,” and I’ve been fortunate enough to speak at a couple of their gigs, and attend a few more.
Also, in my opinion, is the best ideas festival in the UK. It’s sometimes called “TED talks in a field,” but frankly, I think that’s an undersell. If you like hearing from interesting people, and fancy a quirky, bucolic setting, there is nothing finer than Also.
And at the core of these events is Helen, who (even in this interview) is far too modest about her talents. She’s a born curator, and that’s a skill I really appreciate. One thing I talk about in Rage is that creativity comes from juxtaposition of ideas, and Helen’s events prove she’s a real master at that.
Her breadth of knowledge and insight (plus the fact that she must read 100 books a year) is one of the reasons I’m so glad she’s spoken kindly about Rage. You can read her comments here.