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Burning Man: Visions of Biospheres Talk

By Mitch Mignano

August 3, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Visions of Biospheres”– reflections on the state of the world today and possible futures for humanity. Tango will give a brief history on the pioneers of biosphere science, introducing John (one of those pioneers) who will take us on a journey to future biospheres, 15,000 years from now reading from Far Out and Far Away, his recent novel of emergent evolution, and other thought provoking works.

Please join us at Camp Above the Limit (9:15 and B)

John Allen is a pioneer in biosphere science, author, poet, playwright and architect of ideas. His most famous work was the invention, design, construction and operation of Biosphere 2 project, world’s largest laboratory for global ecology ever built. He has created over the last forty years a number of other ecological demonstration projects around the world including designing and building a sailing ship, the Heraclitus, which has sailed over 250,000 miles around the world engaging in ethnobotanical investigations, coral reef research, oceanic exploration, cultural interchange and adventure. His latest writing is on the ethnosphere and humanity’s futures.

More info at: https://www.synergeticpress.com/authors/john-allen/

Tango Parrish Snyder, publisher of Synergetic Press since 1984, brings out cutting edge books in biospherics, ethnobotany, psychedelics, vanguard fiction and poetry. (www.synergeticpress.com) She is also Exec. VP of Global Ecotechnics Corporation (www.globalecotechnics.com), an international project development and management company. She cofounded and directed the Biosphere Press publishing division for the Biosphere 2 project, set-up its educational programs department, and produced over twenty books, video and educational curriculum titles in the start-up years (1990 -1994). She is also a Director of the Institute of Ecotechnics (www.ecotechnics.edu), non-profit ecological think-tank convening international conferences on global trends and closed ecological systems.

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Mitch Mignano

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Mitch Mignano is a writer, researcher, editor and workshop organizer who splits his time between Santa Fe and New York City. After finishing graduate school, Mitch teamed-up with psychedelic author Daniel Pinchbeck to begin working with the Evolver social network, Reality Sandwich online magazine and North Atlantic Books. Through this activity, he came in contact with John Allen (inventor of Biosphere 2) and Deborah Snyder, discovering a deep calling to work with John and his ecotechnic ideas, Mitch brings a myriad of professional connections, as well as an experiential and interdisciplinary knowledge set to the Synergetic team.

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