Long Now Brussels meetup - "The World's Oldest Living Organisms" - 23 March 02011
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Wed March 23 at 7:00 PM, FoAM vzw
Koolmijnenkaai 30, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (Map & Directions)
The March Long Now Brussels meetup will take place Wednesday 23 March 02011 at 19:00 at FoAM Belgium. We'll be checking out Rachel Sussman's Long Now talk entitled “The World's Oldest Living Organisms”. Rachel Sussman is a photographer whose works have been showcased throughout Europe and North America. (Perhaps you've seen some of her work already.) Her project has carried her around the world to document ancient lifeforms.
In her 02010 talk at TED Global in Oxford she summarized her project thusly:

"The project is part art and part science. There's an environmental component. And I'm also trying to create a means in which to step outside our quotidian experience of time and to start to consider a deeper timescale. I selected 2,000 years as my minimum age because I wanted to start at what we consider to be year zero and work back from there."

For more background you can check out her
portfolio, her project blog, or her TED talk.

This talk runs about 90 minutes so we will start the video promptly at 19:15. (Please try to be on time!) Also, as we provide refreshments, an RSVP is much appreciated. If you feel so inclined, grab some snacks or a drink to share with the group.

If you know of anyone who would make a good guest speaker for a future meetup (or if you have a suggestion for a topic), please let me know!

FoAM is located at Koolmijnenkaai 30-34. (Detailed directions are available here.) Basically, it's a 2-3 minute walk from the Comte de Flandre metro stop. Walk toward the canal. (Koolmijnenkaai runs parallel to the canal.) Take a left. FoAM is about halfway down the block on the left side of Koolmijnenkaai, in a courtyard. It's up on level 4. If you have any trouble finding the place ring me on my mobile and I'll help: +32/494.766.080. I highly recommend that you take public transit if you can. In addition to it being more sustainable it's *super* convenient to FoAM.

Hope to see you there!
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