A Seminar and Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Stewart Brand
Co-presented by the Exploratorium and The Long Now Foundation
Friday, April 20, 2012
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
The Exploratorium and The Long Now Foundation are pleased to present Edward O. Wilson, in conversation with Long Now's president, Stewart Brand, at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 20, 2012. The Exploratorium’s Executive Associate Director, Dr. Robert Semper, will introduce the conversation. Tickets for this event, which takes place in the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, go on sale March 15, 2012. Admission is $10. Following the event, there will be a reception in the lobby, his new book, The Social Conquest of Earth, will be available for purchase.
According to Brand, Wilson has revolutionized science and inspired the public more often than any other living biologist. Now Wilson is blending his pioneer work on ants with a new perspective on human development to propose a radical reframing of how evolution works.
About the Speakers:
Edward O. Wilson, one of the world’s preeminent biologists, is the author of more than twenty-five books, including The Superorganism, The Future of Life, Biophilia as well as the Pulitzer Prize–winning works On Human Nature, The Ants, and the best-selling novel Anthill. A professor emeritus at Harvard University, he lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Wilson’s current book is The Social Conquest of Earth.
Stewart Brand is co-founder and president of The Long Now Foundation and co-founder of Global Business Network. He created and edited the Whole Earth Catalog (National Book Award), and co-founded the Hackers Conference and The WELL. Whole Earth Discipline is his most recent book.
Dr. Robert Semper is Executive Associate Director and Director of Program at the Exploratorium. His areas of responsibility include the museum’s exhibit, media, and teacher education programs, public understanding of research activities, and research in K–12 education and new media.
Advance Tickets Recommended - Tickets are $10
Taking place at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
The Long Now Foundation: http://longnow.org/
For information about this event, contact Stacy Martin, Public Information Assistant, Exploratorium:firstname.lastname@example.org - 415 561-0367
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