The Anthropocene Slam (Nov 8-10)

October 30th, 2014

We are living within a period of geologic time so qualified by the activity of humans upon the planet that scientists have termed this moment in time, our time, the “Anthropocene”.  Beginning Saturday, November 8, campus scholars and guests will negotiate this concept and how it might be defined and depicted in a “slam” event.  Free and open to the public, this “Anthopocene Slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities” will be hosted in the DeLuca Forum of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.  The keynote lecture, “The Sixth Extinction: The Legacy of the Anthropocene,” will be delivered by Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for the New Yorker, at 7:00 PM, Saturday, November 8.

Visit the event site to consult the schedule, a list of featured presenters, and some objects from the cabinet.