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Roman Krznaric
Roman Krznaric
Public Philosopher | Author | Founder Empathy Museum | Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation
Public Philosopher | Author | Founder Empathy Museum | Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation
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Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His books, including EmpathyThe Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages. His new book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World, will be published in July 2020, and has been described by U2’s The Edge as ‘the book our children’s children will thank us for reading’.

After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, Roman studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. He went on to found the world’s first Empathy Museum and the digital Empathy Library, and was also a founding faculty member of The School of Life. He is currently a Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation.

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Empathy Museum
Empathy Museum
Art projects helping us look through other people’s eyes

"The biggest deficit we have ... is an empathy deficit" Obama

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Empathy Museum is a series of participatory art projects dedicated to helping us look at the world through other people’s eyes.

With a focus on storytelling and dialogue, our travelling museum explores how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships, but also help tackle global challenges such as prejudice, conflict and inequality.

Empathy Museum doesn’t have a permanent home. All our projects are travelling, nimble pop-ups – they’ve been across the UK and to Belgium, Ireland, the USA, Australia, Brazil and Siberia.

The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is an empathy deficit. We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes.

Barack Obama

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The Long Now Foundation
The Long Now Foundation
A monumental, multi-millennial, mechanical clock as icon to long term thinking

Established in 01996

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The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today’s accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

* The Long Now Foundation uses five-digit dates, the extra zero is to solve the deca-millennium bug which will come into effect in about 8,000 years.

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The Good Ancestor
The Good Ancestor
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How to Think Long-Term in a Short-Term World
A call to save ourselves and our planet by targeting the root of our inaction: extreme short-sightedness
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To be launched in October 2020. Pre-order is available.

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“The most important question we must ask ourselves is: Are we being good ancestors?” So said Jonas Salk, who cured polio in 1953. Salk saved millions of lives, but he refused to patent his cure or make any money from it. His radical rethinking of what we owe future generations should be an inspiration to us all, but it has hardly taken hold: Businesses can barely see past the next quarter; politicians can’t see past the next election. Markets spike, then they crash in speculative bubbles. We rarely stop to consider whether we’re being good ancestors . . . but the future depends on it.

In The Good Ancestor, leading public intellectual, philosopher, and bestselling author Roman Krznaric explains six practical ways we can retrain our brains to save our future—such as adopting Deep Time Humility (recognizing our lives as a cosmic eyeblink) and Cathedral Thinking (starting projects that will take more than one lifetime to complete). His aim is to inspire a “time rebellion”—to shift our allegiance from our generation only to all humanity, present and future.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Roman Krznaric has been interviewed

My new TED talk is out now: How to Be a Good Ancestor Subtitles in 10 languages, from Russian to Chinese. Based on my book The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World It’s time to become a Time Rebel! https://www.ted.com/talks/roman_krznaric_how_to_be_a_good_ancestorHow to be a good ancestorwww.ted.comOur descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we …Read more
When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted. …Read more
1.Our short-term Marshmallow Brain focuses us on instant rewards 2.Our long-term Acorn Brain enables us to be cathedral thinkers It’s time to choose. New animation The Marshmallow and the Acorn launches today based on my book The Good Ancestor. Please share!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QHqVF4aN6o&feature=youtu.beThe Good Ancestor – The Marshmallow and the Acornwww.youtube.com”The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World”, …Read more
Roman Krznaric updated their cover photo. …Read more
Thinking about death is good for you. Try this thought experiment: The Dinner Party of the Afterlife. 2min video from a recent talk at Brainwash in Amsterdam (it’s in English!)De herovering van carpe diem – criticus Roman Krznaricwww.youtube.comCarpe Diem. Pluk de dag. In de 2000 jaar dat het Latijnse spreekwoord nu op aarde is, heeft het behoorlijk wat aan betekenis …Read more
How We Ruined Mindfulness – here are my thoughts on some of the challenges raised by the mindfulness movement, published this week at TIME MagazineHow We Ruined Mindfulnesstime.comThere are more ways to be present …Read more
9 DIGITAL POSTCARDS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE! To celebrate the launch today of the paperback edition of Carpe Diem Regained, I’m releasing 9 unique digital postcards with inspiring seize-the-day quotes. You can find them and share them at www.carpediem.click Here’s No.1. …Read more
We’re checking our phones on average 110 times a day. Here’s my new 7min video from the RSA on 5 Ways to Seize the Day in the Age of Distraction, personally and politically. Based on my book Carpe Diem Regained.5 Ways to Seize the Day – Roman Krznaric on his book Carpe Die…Watch video on Facebook.com …Read more
Ooh yes, existentialism is back in town! Here’s the second of my new digital postcards on the art of seizing the day, courtesy of Jean-Paul Sartre. Please share with anyone struggling with the meaning of human existence…More postcards at www.carpediem.click …Read more
Roman Krznaric updated their cover photo. …Read more
Is it time to create an empathy revolution in China? Here’s how. Chinese edition of my book Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution is just out. Can you help me work out what the cover means?! http://amzn.to/2swNKi3 …Read more
By tradition on Valentine’s Day I repost my article on The 6 Varieties of Love in Ancient Greece, based on my book The Wonderbox. It’s one of my most popular articles ever, with over 1 million views. Which variety matters most to you?The Ancient Greeks’ 6 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Change Your Life)www.yesmagazine.orgLooking for an antidote …Read more
‘Carpe diem’ can be translated in many ways. ‘Seize’ the day, for instance, or harvest, pluck or enjoy the day. Which one does it for you? Here’s no. 5 of 9 new digital postcards from my book Carpe Diem Regained. More at www.carpediem.click …Read more
Top 3 Summer Reads for 2017 from the great George Monbiot via Guardian culture https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/08/hot-books-summer-reads-holiday-writers-recommend …Read more
A giant shoebox appears on Lambeth High Street in South London today. Launch of the new Empathy Museum exhibit on Migration. Here’s an article I wrote about it in today’s The i Paper. Come down and try on some Nike boxing boots!Why I founded an empathy museuminews.co.ukYou are standing in front of a giant shoe box, then walk inside. An …Read more
Let Maya Angelou be your source of #MondayMotivation. No. 3 of 9 new digital postcards on the art of seizing the day. More at www.carpediem.click …Read more
Wise words on the art of living from the great writer George Bernard Shaw. Are you planning to pass the torch? No. 4 of 9 digital postcards at www.carpediem.click …Read more
It’s been more than two years since I posted anything on Facebook! During that time I’ve been working on a new book, The Good Ancestor: How To Think Long Term in Short-Term World (out July 16). For a sneak preview of some of the ideas check out this new animation called The Legacies We Leave. At this time of crisis, …Read more
How about some drugs, ecstasy and carpe diem hedonism tonight? Join me and philosopher Jules Evans on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking at 10pm tonight. Here’s a sneak preview cliphttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p053yzg7’You could have a mindful sniper, or a mindful psychopath’, Ecstasy, Carpe Diem, Hetta Howes on medieval ecstasy, Free Thinking – BBC Radio 3www.bbc.co.ukRoman Krznaric on the dangers of secular mindfulness …Read more
Here’s a new podcast I’ve done with TV presenter @timlovejoy – we talk about the 6 varieties of love and the art of seizing the day (Tip 1: wear Carpe Diem socks) https://soundcloud.com/user-107796169/ep-33-roman-krznaric-will-teach-you-how-to-live-your-life-better-interview-special …Read more
Waarom empathie geen wollig, soft begrip is – Criticus Roman K…Watch video on Facebook.com …Read more
Should you live very day as if it were your last – or maybe as if it were for the second time? Discover my 6 Ways to Think About Death, along with the world’s first Digital Death Dice. Have a ‘roll’! http://www.yesmagazine.org/happiness/ready-to-start-living-first-consider-your-death-20170628Roll the Death DiceWatch video on Facebook.com …Read more
Roman Krznaric updated their cover photo. …Read more
Who needs cathedral thinking when you can have sewer thinking? Just visited the Paris sewers, built to last in 19th century, still used today. Why can’t our governments plan with this long-term vision for public health or investment in renewable energy? @longnow #goodancestor …Read more
RT @romankrznaric: Spain, are you ready to give voice to the generations of tomorrow? The Good Ancestor is out in Spanish today. Follow the thread below from my brilliant publisher @Capitan_Swing #buenantepssado https://twitter.com/Capitan_Swing/status/1526108462266126337 …Read more
Spain, are you ready to give voice to the generations of tomorrow? The Good Ancestor is out in Spanish today. Follow the thread below from my brilliant publisher @Capitan_Swing #buenantepssado https://twitter.com/Capitan_Swing/status/1526108462266126337 …Read more
RT @romankrznaric: Probably the best overview article about my book The Good Ancestor, exploring each of the six ways to think long term, via @longnow https://twitter.com/longnow/status/1524832531735932928 …Read more
Probably the best overview article about my book The Good Ancestor, exploring each of the six ways to think long term, via @longnow https://twitter.com/longnow/status/1524832531735932928 …Read more
RT @Kevin_Watkins_: Some thoughts from me @ProSyn on the abject failure of the Bretton Woods system in general and multilateral development banks in particular to respond to respond to the crises in development and climate. https://prosyn.org/SSjPs3X …Read more
They know how to be good ancestors in Friesland. 100 days of brilliant long-term projects including walking forests http://www.arcadia.frl @LF2018 https://twitter.com/klaassietse/status/1522827448399937537 …Read more
RT @romankrznaric: In today’s local council elections I gave my vote to my 13-year-old daughter after a big discussion about the party manifestos. We did this too as a family in the 2019 UK national election. #givethekidsyourvote #goodancestor …Read more
In today’s local council elections I gave my vote to my 13-year-old daughter after a big discussion about the party manifestos. We did this too as a family in the 2019 UK national election. #givethekidsyourvote #goodancestor …Read more
RT @romankrznaric: At last I know how to say Good Ancestor in Spanish https://twitter.com/Capitan_Swing/status/1521771927425138688 …Read more
At last I know how to say Good Ancestor in Spanish https://twitter.com/Capitan_Swing/status/1521771927425138688 …Read more
RT @AaronBastani: I really enjoyed ‘The Good Ancestor’ by @romankrznaric I suspect liberal ideology, whose entire edifice is constructed on the present and an abstraction beyond time, forecloses the possibility of societies where we are ‘good ancestors’. Much to think about here! …Read more
RT @romankrznaric: Iconic images refuse to let us forget the violence of war. I’m honoured to have this picture by the remarkable Guatemalan photographer Daniel Hernandez-Salazar @dfdjhs on the cover of my new book. A victim’s remains become the shouting angel’s wings. https://romankrznaric.com/what-the-rich-dont-tell-the-poor …Read more
Iconic images refuse to let us forget the violence of war. I’m honoured to have this picture by the remarkable Guatemalan photographer Daniel Hernandez-Salazar @dfdjhs on the cover of my new book. A victim’s remains become the shouting angel’s wings. https://romankrznaric.com/what-the-rich-dont-tell-the-poor …Read more
I don’t believe that fundamental and rapid social change happens without disruption from below https://twitter.com/ClubOfRome/status/1514131926273114112 …Read more
RT @David_Farrier: Today I had the privilege of pouring the second layer in Katie Paterson’s new work, Requiem. Requiem is a ritual of hope for savage times, and I want to share some of the extraordinary layers that will go into the urn. 1/ …Read more
Why I’ve joined @XRebellionUK today. Science + History. https://twitter.com/cameraZoe/status/1512747163390033922 …Read more
RT @XRWorthing: Here’s ⁦@romankrznaric⁩ author of The Good Ancestor explaining why he’s going to the rebellion. #ExtinctionRebellion #EndFossilFuels #JustStopOil #ClimateCrisis https://t.co/aNMXuMG1JZ …Read more
Want to be a good ancestor and regenerate our one and only planetary home? Then support @RewildingB’s campaign to rewild Britain’s national parks. Sign before 9 April. https://act.rewildingbritain.org.uk/demand-wilder-national-parks @RewildingB …Read more
RT @romankrznaric: How do we challenge the power of oligarchs, whether in Russia or Silicon Valley? 3 lessons from my new book What The Rich Don’t Tell The Poor at @fp2p @oxfamgb https://oxfamapps.org/fp2p/want-to-challenge-the-elite-then-first-understand-what-makes-them-tick/ …Read more
How do we challenge the power of oligarchs, whether in Russia or Silicon Valley? 3 lessons from my new book What The Rich Don’t Tell The Poor at @fp2p @oxfamgb https://oxfamapps.org/fp2p/want-to-challenge-the-elite-then-first-understand-what-makes-them-tick/ …Read more
RT @EconomicsinTen: On that note, we have enjoyed @romankrznaric’s previous books The Wonderbox and The Good Ancestor and so we’ve just started this intriguing book all about #oligarchs in #Guatemala. Already discovering the incredible history of the place. …Read more
RT @k12lab: The Future(s) Museum at #SXSWEDU is in full swing! Educators are creating portraits of descendants to foster long term thinking and being good ancestors inspired by @romankrznaric @lisakaysolomon @stanforddschool …Read more
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