8 February 2011



Dear Friends:

Presenting #3 of 10 announcements leading up to eg, 7-9 April in Monterey.

We’re delighted to unveil five more speakers, and to release another session of videos from last year's conference, complete and unedited.


Michael Hawley, EG director
mike@the-eg.com 






ANNOUNCING FIVE
EG PRESENTERS:
ELLIOTT ERWITT
Photographer

Born in France to Russian parents, Elliott spent his first decade in Italy, grew up Los Angeles, more or less settled in New York — and became a photographer of the world. A master of the “decisive moment,” his iconic images may be ironic, poignant, romantic or tragic, yet always seem to capture life's most human moments.

SCOTT JUREK
Runner

A physical therapist from Boulder via Seattle, Scott is a dominant ultramarathon runner. Year after year he wins the world's major races: the 152-mile Spartathlon (three years in a row), the Hardrock Hundred Mile, the Western States Hundred Mile (to name a few). He ran 165.7 miles in 24 hours, a United States record.

JENSEN KIMMITT
World Yo Yo Campion

From Edmonton, Alberta comes Jensen Kimmitt, the World Yo Yo Champion. With a dazzling mix of art and technique, choreography and kinetic power, Jensen has virtually reinvented the magic of yo-yo-ing. This is a long, long way from “walk the dog.”

CHRIS RAINIER
Photographer, National Geographic Fellow

Renowned for work with indigenous people and the mystery of sacred places, Chris has traveled to all seven continents and both poles numerous times. His war photography has focused on conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and recently, Iraq. Chris is dedicated to empowering the world's original cultures.

SCOTT SIMON
Radio Journalist, Author

The compassionate host of NPR's Weekend Edition, Scott's voice is welcome in millions of homes every week. Born to a comedian and an actress, husband to Caroline Richard and doting Dad to daughters Elise & Lina, Scott harbors a hapless but treatable obsession with Chicago's storied sports teams.


NEW UNCUT VIDEO SESSIONS

ORIGINS — AND ORIGINALS:

SULLOWAY, ORLOVA, ALVAREZ, STEEDS & BONANNI

Consider our curiosity for getting to the bottom of things — our habits, the words we use, the trips we take, the things we make. One of the world's authorities on Darwin, Frank Sulloway applies evolutionary thinking to the understanding of behavior and birth order effects. Quite likely the most original philologist ever, Marina Orlova has exuberantly carved out a niche for herself on YouTube, following her passion for words and their origins. Known for discoveries like the asteroid impact in the Yucatan that caused the Cretacious mass extinction event, Walter Alvarez, a professor in Earth & Planetary Science at Berkeley, helps students think about "big history" to gain a more profound sense of our specialness. Explorer Olly Steeds picks up where other bumbling Brits left off — able to embrace misadventures and idiotic mistakes, but with a modern journalistic drive for revealing and sharing greater truths. MIT researcher Leonardo Bonanni digs into everyday artifacts to understand the amazing composition of things we take for granted — what they're made of, where they come from, how they got here.

Enjoy this full session, just as it was composed for the conference.

 


Frank Sulloway


Marina Orlova


Walter Alvarez


Olly Steeds


Leonardo Bonanni


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