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Edward O. Wilson In Conversation with Stewart Brand - April 20, 2012

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February 28, 2012

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Edward O. Wilson In Conversation with Stewart Brand - April 20, 2012

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
7:30 pm
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/
and http://blog.longnow.org/2012/04/06/wilson-seminar-primer/

For information about this event, contact Stacy Martin, Public Information Assistant, Exploratorium:stacy.martin@exploratorium.edu - 415 561-0367

To set up an interview, contact Danielle Engelman, Director of Programs, The Long Now Foundation:  danielle@longnow.org - 415 561-6582 x1

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About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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