Long Now Talks

Bette Adriaanse, Chelsea T. Hicks

Radical Sharing

Our bodies, our houses, our land, our space - we humans don’t always like to share. Author Bette Adriaanse talks with Chelsea T. Hicks, and virtual guests Brian Eno, Margaret Levi, and Aqui Thami, about property, sharing, and how to make a lasting positive change in the way we share the world with each other. Alternating between thinkers and doers whose approaches are helping to foster long term equality, this evening explores the choices that can be made to share time and resources with others in radical ways.

The audience will be invited to share questions, suggestions and ideas via prompts which will be emailed before the talk. There will also be an action-oriented workshop following the talk on Friday 8/25 at the Internet Archive. This is a free workshop that the Long Now audience can choose to attend.

Virtual guests:

Brian Eno is a musician, artist, writer, and co-founder of Earth Percent and The Long Now Foundation.

Margaret Levi is an American political scientist and author, noted for her work in comparative political economy, labor politics, and democratic theory.

Aqui Thami is an Indigenous artist, activist, academic, and member of the Himalayan Janajati Thang-mi community.

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