The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
Alan Weisman presents:
World Without Us, World With Us
Journalist Weisman traveled the world to investigate what happens when humans stop occupying an area. How long do our artifacts last? How does nature recover? What does that say about the human impact on the world? What would be the actual sequence of events if all of humanity suddenly disappeared?
The exercise provides inspiration and techniques for humans to occupy Earth more lightly and therefore more durably.
The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.
Seminar hosted by Stewart Brand.
Wednesday February 24, 02010
Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Advance Tickets Recommended
Tickets are $10
Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary seats.
Official Website: http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/
Added by Long Now on January 26, 2010