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Benjamin Grant – Overview: Earth and Civilization in the Macroscope

Civilization is both astonishing and astonishingly various when viewed from slightly above. Not so far above as to be lost in planetary context, but just high enough to see a fascinating thing whole, entire, intensely peculiar and informative. The glory is in the high-resolution details, in the perpetually surprising god’s-eye perspective, and in the shocking patterns that we arrange things in without even knowing it.

Revel in a host of such images and the understanding that emerges from them with collector/curator Benjamin Grant, author of the book “Overview” and host of the Instagram project “Daily Overview: https://www.instagram.com/dailyoverview.”

“Overview: Earth and Civilization in the Macroscope” was given on May 22, 02018 as part of Long Now’s Seminar series. The series was started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking from some of the world’s leading thinkers. The Seminars take place in San Francisco and are curated and hosted by Stewart Brand. To follow the talks, you can:

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