18 September 2008

ethics and ethnospheres

Dear president/miss/mister/lady/ lord/son/daughter/brother/ sister/mother/father: please consider for a moment the universality of the ethic of reciprocity, and please allow me to introduce you to this man:

Ethnographer, photographer, writer, filmmaker, and official National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis! He is truly one of the most thought provoking characters I have cyber-met in a while. Watch his TED talk above and listen to his recent interview on MPR, wherein he discusses zombies, his travels, and the beauty of humanity's commonalities and diversities...

Humanity's greatest legacy is the "ethnosphere," the cultural counterpart to the biosphere, and "the sum total of all thoughts and dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations, intuitions, brought into being by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness." -Wade Davis from TED

1 comment:

terese elhard said...

wow. i had been yearning for another TED talk. thank you so much for the cyber-meeting of this man with his practical philosophies!

long live the ethnosphere!