Nat Talk: The New Nature Movement with Richard Louv
There's no denying the benefits of the Internet. But electronic immersion without a force to balance it creates a hole in the boat, draining our ability to pay attention, think clearly, and be productive and creative. To combat these losses, our society seems to look everywhere but the natural domain for the building of better brains.
Join us for a talk by Richard Louv, journalist and author of nine books, including Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. He’ll argue that the more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need. The ultimate multitasking, according to Richard, is to live simultaneously in both the digital and physical worlds, using computers to maximize our powers to process intellectual data and natural environments to ignite our senses and accelerate our ability to learn and feel—combining the resurfaced “primitive” powers of our ancestors with the digital speed of our teenagers.
The talk begins at 7 PM, but Museum doors will open at 5:30 PM.