In our increasingly complex world, knowing a little about a lot not only grounds our own interests within all spheres of knowledge, but helps us foster the holistic thinking that will illuminate our questions with innovative and unique points of view. At the SciArt Book Club, we aim to cover a variety of big topics through short texts - specifically, through Oxford's Very Short Introduction series, which provide concise yet comprehensive introductions to some of today's most scientifically and socially vital topics.
October 24th club meeting:
Book: The Brain: A Very Short Introduction by Michael O'Shea
Link to purchase book/audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Very-Short-Introduction/dp/0192853929
Containing 100 billion nerve cells and 100 trillion interconnections, the human brain is the most complex organ in the known universe. In fact, “brain” is actually a shorthand term for all the interdependent interactive processes of a complex dynamical brain-body-world system. Our SciArt discussion will touch on the main aspects and issues related to how our amazing brains function so intricately and consequentially.
The SciArt Book Club meets every 5-6 weeks on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Each session is hosted by Paul Poggiali and features other club members as co-facilitators. In contrast to a traditional book club, preparation for our sessions does not require substantial reading - all levels of preparedness are welcome. Facilitators will provide a 2-3 page discussion guide prior to the meeting – email [masked] to
receive the next meeting’s guide.
All book club meetings are free and open to the public, but please be sure to RSVP so we know you're coming.