Why is it so difficult for us to do those things we know we should? Here's a talk I gave at Stanford Medical School as part of their MedX series.
I spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams.
Hear British rocker Jarvis Cocker read the short story "Descent of Species" from Sum.
Think it's unlikely for a scientist to be featured on the cover of an Italian fashion magazine? Me too! But strange things happen...
I was named a CNN Next List Fellow. Watch two clips from the show.
SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.
Sum was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009.
Read David's new article in Wired magazine: "Apocalyse? No. Six Ways the Internet Will Save Civilization"