Experiment: Intimate Look At How We Choose What To Believe
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The Monkey House | 1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Experiment: An Intimate Look At How We Choose What To Believe
Storyteller David Reiley takes you on a rollercoaster of intimate tales in this revealing look at how every choice in life is an experiment
In this evening-length storytelling show, scientist David Reiley shares his experimental approach to everything from sports to romance. From his theory that he’s the Pittsburgh Pirates’ good luck charm, to his choice to fall in love with a phone-sex operator, David demonstrates the value of experimentation to help him solve problems in all areas of life. To improve his understanding of the world, David engages in radical self-examination and tells the truth even if it risks social discomfort and disapproval. His observations about the connections between sex and skiing will change how you think when you head down a slope. And just wait until you find out what he did with his old Magic: The Gathering cards!
Audiences are saying:
“It’s humorous, poignant, thoughtful and entertaining and made me smile.”
“I was moved by your story… and would go again.”
“It was brave… and valuable.”
“A strong emotional impact.”
“Entertaining and… very touching.”
“A cathartic experience… an attempt to break the stereotypical social norms.”
Doors open 7:15pm
Wearing masks will be required.
Street parking is available, and free after 6pm.
David Reiley is the Distinguished Scientist in advertising and marketing science at SiriusXM Pandora. Before that he worked for Google, and Yahoo! Research. He is a pioneer in the use of field experiments in economics and achieved recognition as the first academic expert on the economics of online auctions.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley and was Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. He has also taught at Vanderbilt University and at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University, and a PhD in economics from MIT. But don’t be intimidated by that. Remember… even Ted Cruz got into Princeton.