Stewart Brand and Alexander Rose at the ICA - 30 January 02010

  • January 30, 2010 · 1:30 PM
  • ICA

Stewart Brand, president of the Long Now Foundation and managing director of Global Business Network, presents some radical, counter-intuitive observations that shatter a number of environmental myths, and lays out a strategy for producing a more sustainable society.

In his new book, Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatic Manifesto, Brand argues that, "The long-evolved green agenda is suddenly outdated - too negative, too tradition-bound, too specialised, too politically one-sided for the scale of the climate problem. Environmentalists risk being marginalised more than ever, with many of their deep goals and well-honed strategies irrelevant to the new task. Accustomed to saving natural systems from civilisation, Greens now have the unfamiliar task of saving civilisation from a natural system - climate dynamics.

Brand will be in conversation with Alexander Rose, executive director of the Long Now Foundation and a nominating judge at the Webbys.

Tickets are £12 (£10 ICA members and £11 concs). Please book via the ICA - not via this Meetup group!

http://bit.ly/4OYTWZ...

If you'd like to come along after the event for a more informal chat, please do. We'll be in the ICA bar/cafe from[masked] and you'll have a chance to meet other London Long Now people as well as Stewart and Alexander.

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  • Michael

    Captivating and a great pleasure! I had just finished the book so it was good to see examples and hear him in Person. Stewart Brand is an eminent thinker and his controversial proposals and theories will most probably concern us for the rest of the years to come. Countless book recommendations to read up on too.
    "Its not what you think, but how you think." An excellent, unmissable event. Too bad the sound quality wasn't perfect.
    The website for the book is http://www.sbnotes.com/­

    January 31, 2010

  • Tony H.

    Great presenters (of course :-) and interesting, willing-to-share, friendly people in the audience and meetup.

    January 30, 2010

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