What tools & concepts do climate, health and security authorities rely on to evaluate potential crises? An anthropologist of science & medicine asks how preparedness became the norm for experts charged with managing uncertain futures. Lakoff’s book “Unprepared: Global Health in a Time of Emergency”: https://www.amazon.com/Unprepared-Global-Health-Time-Emergency/dp/0520295765/.
This event is co-presented by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS): http://www.casbs.org where Andrew Lakoff is currently a fellow.
“How We Became “Unprepared”: Imagining Catastrophe from the Cold War to Bird Flu” was given on May 30, 02017 as part of The Long Now Foundation’s “Conversations at The Interval” Salon Talks. These hour long talks are recorded live at The Interval, our bar, cafe, & museum in San Francisco. Since 02014 this series has presented artists, authors, entrepreneurs, scientists (and more) taking a long-term perspective on subjects like art, design, history, nature, technology, and time. To follow the talks, you can:
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