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Pestival Symposium - How Insect Are We?

Four leading thinkers from four different disciplines discuss how close to insects mankind really is and what contributions they make in all our lives.


Eighty percent of creatures on earth are insects, the ‘pests’ without whom humans wouldn’t survive. Pestival opens on September 3rd in partnership with ZSL with a cutting edge Pestival Symposium at London Zoo and celebrates the 100’s of millions of years of evolution, which places insects at the heart of human existence.

Four leading thinkers from four different disciplines discuss how close to insects mankind really is and what contributions they make in all our lives. From swarm theory to architecture to extending life and political thinking to insect as muse, great minds get to grips with the insect contributions of everything from social insects to solitary wasps.
Join Stanford University biologist Deborah Gordon, the world’s leading ant specialist and TED speaker; the engineer and designer Natalie Jeremijenko, who has been described as one of the most original creative minds of the 21st century; Prof. Simon Laughlin expert on the insect brain and vision from the Department of Zoology, Cambridge and the cultural theorist and literary critic Professor Steve Connor in an evening that promises to build a hive of ideas and a buzz of questions for when you join in the discussion too.

The Symposium will be chaired by Roger Highfield, the editor of New Scientist magazine.
For full details on Pestival 2009:

To buy tickets go to: http://pestival.org/symposium/

For more information on Pestival go to:

www.pestival.org
www.southbankcentre.co.uk/festivals-series/pestival


Speaker(s):

Professor Simon Laughlin | talks | www
Professor Steve Connor | talks | www
Natalie Jeremijenko | talks
Deborah Gordon | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

3 September 2009 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

3 hours

 

Venue:

The Scientific Meeting Rooms
Zoological Society of London
Regentís Park
London
NW1 4RY
07500907889
http://pestival.org/symposium
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Pestival
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Tickets:

£10

Available from:

on the door, or to guarantee tickets
http://pestival.org/symposium

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