I'm giving a speech this friday, June 4, 2010 at Innis Town Hall
As part of the 13th annual Subtle Technologies Festival here in Toronto, I will be giving a talk on Friday, June 4 on the subject of Rewilding Humanity. Those of you who followed my old blog, "Age of Embodiment," will have some inkling of what this stuff is about; as will those who may have caught my OsCon speech last summer (which you can catch on YouTube here).
Here's the precis of the talk from the Subtle Technologies website:
Economic sustainability is not enough if human civilization is going to have a long presence on Earth. We need to not only reform our institutions but redefine what they are and how they operate; and we need a new vision of what it means to be human in a world where neither transcendence or apocalypse are viable options. One possibility is “rewilding”–bringing our constructed environments in line with our instinctive and cognitive needs.
This is a good description; but there's a lot more to it than that. If you can make it to the festival, come to the event and we can discuss these and, hopefully, many related ideas.
Please write more on this topic.
I live in Colorado and could not attend your talk.
I've seen your YouTube talk and cant wait for your book to come out.
Please elaborate on the topic.