Moonwalking with Einstein
Book: Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
Saturday Seminar, March 2, 2013, 9am – 1pm &
Author talk Monday March 4, 2013, 8pm
Please join us!
All events are free and open to the public and held on the AUSB campus, 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA. For additional information, contact Dr. Dawn Osborn, BA Program Faculty at email@example.com.
On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they’ve forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.
Moonwalking with Einstein draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist’s trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top “mental athletes,” he learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, Foer discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories.
At a time when electronic devices have all but rendered our individual memories obsolete, Foer’s bid to resurrect the forgotten art of remembering becomes an urgent quest. Moonwalking with Einstein brings Joshua Foer to the apex of the U.S. Memory Championship and readers to a profound appreciation of a gift we all possess but that too often slips our minds.
Join Dawn A. Osborn, Ph.D. in this one day seminar discussing issues of memory, ethnic, and cultural diversity.