Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story


Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 18th Sept at 18.00
(please note *Tuesday*, a previous post stated the wrong weekday)

 

Author visit: DAVID CHRISTIAN, author of
Origin Story – A Big History of Everything

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction?

Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale.

He traces how, during eight key thresholds, the right conditions have allowed new forms of complexity to arise, from stars to galaxies, Earth to homo sapiens, agriculture to fossil fuels. This last mega-innovation gave us an energy bonanza that brought huge benefits to mankind, yet also threatens to shake apart everything we have created.

This global origin story is one that we could only begin to tell recently, thanks to the underlying unity of modern knowledge. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly told, Origin Story reveals what we learn about human existence when we consider it from a universal scale. 

Tickets 60:- (incl refreshments) available at the Stockholm bookshop. Get your ticket today – limited seating.


David Christian is a Distinguished Professor of History at Macquarie University and director of Macquarie University’s Big History Institute. He co-founded the Big History Project with Bill Gates, his Coursera MOOCs are popular around the world, and he is co-creator of the Macquarie University Big History School. He has delivered keynotes at conferences around the world, including the Davos World Economic Forum, and his TED Talk has been viewed more than seven million times. He is the author of numerous books and articles.

The event is in co-operation with Fri Tanke förlag

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