[Geowanking] Fwd: Historic Maps: [SALT] The graphic nature of discovery FRIDAY Oct 12 (for forwarding)
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From: Stewart Brand <sb at longnow.org>
Date: Oct 8, 2007 10:43 AM
Subject: [SALT] The graphic nature of discovery FRIDAY Oct 12 (for forwarding)
To: salt at list.longnow.org
Juan Enriquez has made a world-class collection of historic maps which
were drawn at the very point of discovery. This Friday he'll deploy
them for the first time in one of his dazzling presentations, to
examine how we image and imagine what we are exploring, and thus image
and imagine exploration itself.
Enriquez is a presenter's presenter, his graphics and delivery so
original and adroit that the rest of us study his performances for
ideas we can steal. He is author of As the Future Catches You and
The Untied States of America, and CEO and Chair of Biotechonomy, a
life sciences research and investment firm.
"Mapping the Frontier of Knowledge," Juan Enriquez, UCSF Mission Bay
Conference Center, San Francisco, 7pm, FRIDAY, October 12. The
lecture starts promptly at 7:30pm. Admission is free (a $10 donation
is always welcome, not required).
The talk is at the Robertson Auditorium at UCSF Mission Bay Conference
Center, 1675 Owens St., San Francisco. It's just off of 16th St.,
near 3rd St. Parking is handy in the adjoining garage; do take along
your parking ticket to get it validated for the $5 rate. Come early
for dinner, if you like, at the pub near the lecture hall--- the
Fisher Banquet Room. The New light rail T line runs past UCSF Mission
Talks coming up:
Nov. 9 (Friday) - Rosabeth Moss Kanter, "Enduring Principles for
Dec. 14 (Friday) - Jon Ippolito & Joline Blais, "The Edge of Art"
Jan. 11 (Friday) - Paul Saffo, "Lessons of a Reluctant Futurist"
Feb. 4 (MONDAY) - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, "The Future Has Always Been
Crazier Than We Thought"
Feb. 25 (MONDAY) - Craig Venter, "Joining 3.5 Billion Years of
Apr. 25 (Friday) - Niall Ferguson & Peter Schwartz, "Historian vs.
Futurist on Human Progress"
This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term Thinking
(SALT) organized by The Long Now Foundation. Free audios of all
previous talks are available for download here (and Podcast service
from here). If you would like to be notified by email of forthcoming
talks, go here to sign up online. Any questions, contact Danielle
Engelman at Long Now--- 415-561-6582, danielle at longnow.org.
Long Now Members can see high-quality, tightly edited videos of the
SALT talks online. Membership costs $8/month ($96/year) and helps
support the series. Joinable here.
You are welcome to forward this note to anyone you think might be interested.
--Stewart Brand --
Stewart Brand -- sb at gbn.org
The Long Now Foundation - http://www.longnow.org
Seminars & downloads: http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/
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