STEWART BRAND @ Berkeley Arts & Letters
Stewart Brand believes that it's time we reset the debate about the environment and global warming. While the Green Movement has become more mainstream, Brand, a galvanizing figure whose Whole Earth Catalog can be seen as one of its cornerstone manifestos, has continued to explore the matrix of life on earth and how our place in it can be better organized to protect its future and ours.
A futurist as well as an ecologist, Brand has determined that there are four things in addition to natural-system restoration that will save the planet: urbanization, nuclear power, biotechnology, and geoengineering. He argues, with passion and wry humor, that it is time to reexamine many of the central ideas of the Green Movement, and that urban living uses resources more efficiently, that old-style farming is not sustainable given present climatic conditions, and that nuclear power has proven its effectiveness and safety in other countries.
Whole Earth Discipline advocates not just change in habits, but a fundamental, philosophical change towards stewardship of the planet. You're invited to join the discussion.
Though honored as a writer -- with the National Book Award for the Whole Earth Catalog, Eliot Montroll Award for The Media Lab, Golden Gadfly Award for his years as editor of CoEvolution Quarterly -- Steward Brand is primarily an inventor/designer. Trained as a biologist and army officer, he was an early multimedia artist. He has created a number of lasting institutions, including New Games Tournaments, the Hackers Conference, and The WELL, a bellwether computer conference system. He is co-founder of Global Business Network, a futurist research organization fostering "the art of the long view" and is the co-chairman of the board of The Long Now Foundation.
Berkeley Arts & Letters @ FCCB
in the sanctuary at 2345 Channing Way at Dana, Berkeley
$40 advance (includes autographed copy of book) ($10 companion ticket available with purchase of regular ticket)
OR $12 advance (seat, no book), $6 student advance (seat, no book; $15 at the door (seat, no book), $9 student at the door (seat, no book)
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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