As we mentioned last week, our co-founder Will Pearson will be representing mental_floss at the Idea Festival in Louisville, which runs from September 29th through October 2nd. Our own Colin Perkins may be joining Will for The Mental Floss Trivia Show on Friday morning (October 1st). This week we'll be highlighting some of the other people who'll be there.
Hugh Herr heads the Biomechanics group at MIT and is at the cutting-edge of a fast-paced revolution in Bionics. At the Idea Festival this year, he will explore his work and unique new technologies that are accelerating the merging of mind, body and machine.
Since mental_floss is one of the Idea Festival's sponsors, our readers can attend for the special price of $299. Click on this link and enter the discount code "Insider." (If you're a student, you can get in for $199, but you can't book your ticket online. Just call the Kentucky Center Box Office at (502) 584-7777. They'll hook you up!)