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Virtual Event: Station Eleven & Sea of Tranquility: Emily St. John Mandel on the Art of Science Fiction

About the Talk:

Please join OpenAI for a writing craft discussion with best selling author and one of the world’s most compelling voices in science fiction, novelist Emily St. John Mandel. Emily’s novels mine the complexities of technology, humanity, memory, and subjective truth. In our conversation, we will explore her distinct approaches to non-linear story structure and world-building. We will also allow plenty of time for our OpenAI Forum audience to ask their burning questions for our distinguished guest.

About the Speaker:

Emily St. John Mandel is the bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Glass Hotel, Station Eleven, and Sea of Tranquility. Her novel Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and was adapted into a limited series for HBO. A previous novel, The Singer's Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions.

About the Host:

Natalie Cone leads OpenAI’s interdisciplinary community, the Forum, a community designed to unite thoughtful contributors from a diverse array of backgrounds, skill sets, and domain expertise to enable discourse related to the intersection of AI and an array of academic, professional, and societal domains. Before joining OpenAI, Natalie managed and stewarded Scale’s ML/AI community of practice. She has a background in the Arts, with a degree in History of Art from UC, Berkeley, and has served as Director of Operations and Programs, as well as on the board of directors for the radical performing arts center, CounterPulse, and led visitor experience at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. 

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Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel
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Natalie Cone
Natalie Cone
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