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163 Joon Yun, M.D. and Randolph Nesse, M.D.Joon Yun, M.D. introducing the day and Randolph Nesse, M.D. speaking on Evolutionary Medicine: Envisioning the Opportunitites. 

 

164 Andrew Read, Ph.D. (left) and panelists discuss Infectious Disease: Evolution Proof Pharmaceuticals?

 

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Culled from over 174 wonderful entries, the winner of the PAIFF-Talenthouse Short Film Contest is a film from Mistra Bay, Malta: Cedric Vella’s YouTube My Facebook. The runners-up are La Cruz (Alvaro Victor Rozas Leiva), Match (Kate Barker-Froyland), and Thicker Than Water (Tommy Tripodes). 

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Between 7,000 — 8,000 people attended the 30th Annual Palo Alto Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off in Mitchell Park this 4th of July. PAIFF was one of twenty-two competing teams.

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More than most places, Palo Alto can claim that its youth are true digital natives. They are not only growing up in a digital age, but are growing up in a place where many of the latest digital technologies are being created and developed.  Although there are many film festivals around the world with a youth program and even film festivals devoted entirely to youth, there aren’t many that try to embolden and spark experimentation in an audience of young people whose lives are already deeply woven with cutting edge technology.  

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This week, our Silicon Valley neighbors at Google ventured into the world of social media with the limited launch of Google+. Google+ hopes to revolutionize social media and the way we shape our online world by bringing the Internet back to the most natural kind of human interaction: selective sharing. At PAIFF, we see big potential for Google+ as a creative platform. Here’s how we envision use of Google+’s five features as artistic tools:

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The actor Peter Falk died last Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Although Falk was most known for his starring role as a disheveled, lovable detective in the television show Columbo, his death prompted me to remember his incredible, very different performance in John Cassavetes’ 1974 film A Woman Under the Influence

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