The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking
Wade Davis presents:
The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World
Anthropologist Wade Davis is one of the world's great story tellers, with personal adventures to match. An Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic, he specializes in hanging out with traditional peoples and exploring their religious practices.
He first came to public notice with his discovery of the reality of zombies in Haitian voodoo and the substance used to poison them---chronicled in his 1985 book, The Serpent and the Rainbow. He is the author of 13 books, including One River and Shadows in the Suns, and has hosted, written, and starred in numerous television specials, including "Earthguide," "Light at the Edge of the World," "Spirit of the Mask," and "Forests Forever." This talk is based on the prestigious Massey Lectures that Davis gave in Canada in 2009.
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 January 13, 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.
The Cowell Theater at
Fort Mason Center, Pier 2
San Francisco, CA 94123
Fort Mason Center is a destination for thought provoking programs, events and organizations which support and reflect the evolving cultural fabric of San Francisco.
There will be a reception at The Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.
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Community Development Director
Added by Long Now on December 15, 2009