Speaking at Applied Brilliance
From October 12 to 14 I'll be helping tank thinks in Wyoming. It's gonna be fun
I've been invited to talk about some of the ideas I mentioned on Charlie's blog last month. This is what comes of emerging from your cave after working in isolation for a couple of years; but it's all good. Applied Brilliance describes itself this way:
Applied Brilliance is one of the most original and influential thought-leadership events, designed to raise the level of creativity, innovation and applied intelligence for creatives, educators, the intellectually curious, and marketing and design professionals.
What caught my eye about this particular conference was that the rest of the speakers they'd lined up are all working in areas tangential or similar to what I'm doing. I guess that's why they contacted me. Anyway, my talk will be on "Enchanted Materialism" and the New Politics of Nature (for those of you keeping up with the philosophical Joneses, yes, that's a dual allusion to Jane Bennett and Bruno Latour). My subject will be private conversations with the climate, natural systems as political actors, and new political tools in the post-social media world.
Realizing that all of this sounds cool but horribly vague, I think I need to post a reading list here sometime. I'll get on that. Meanwhile, I'm really looking forward to the conference, mostly because I'm anticipating some really great conversations and meeting new and interesting people there.