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A farm, a barn, and a handful of talks by really smart people

The 8th Smoke Farm Symposium featured talks by professor Tanya Erzen, writer and filmmaker Charles Mudede, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Ken Williford and historian and MacArthur Fellow Mott Greene.

Topics included prison reform by Erzen, global migration and citizenship by Mudede, the search for microscopic life on Mars by Williford and science history by Greene.

Smoke Farm is operated by the Rubicon Foundation. Their mission since 1993 has been to create "an alternative, non-traditional, non-repressive, self-governing community to promote education and cultural creativity.”

The symposium took place on August 27 in Arlington, Washington. 

Web Exclusive: Listen to the full talks below

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