Contributor, Ideas & Upcoming Long Now Research Fellow
Vincent Ialenti is a cultural anthropologist who studies the various ways in which human communities understand time and envision the future. He is currently a Berggruen Fellow at the University of Southern California and an upcoming Long Now Research Fellow. His recent book, Deep Time Reckoning, is an anthropological exploration of how Finland’s nuclear waste experts pondered distant future ecosystems and the limits of knowledge. Vincent’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. Alongside his academic publications, he has written for Scientific American, BBC, NPR, Noema, Forbes, and Physics Today. Vincent holds a PhD from Cornell University.
Recent Ideas from Vincent Ialenti
Lake Lappajärvi (Photo Credit: Hannu Oksa)About 73 million years ago a meteorite crashed into what is now Finland’s Southern Ostrobothnia region. Today, serene Lake Lappajärvi rests in the twenty-three kilometer wide crater made in the distant past blast’s wake. Locals still ...