Take a break from the Holiday craziness and join us for some food for thought, this Friday the 20th 7pm Barnes and Noble at the Hillsdale Shopping center.
Theme is 'The Future of Tradition'. How will tradition change, being influenced by new technology and how does tradition influence technology.
Howard Rheingold for example observed women in a funeral procession in Asia(I think it was) all looking down at their hands in front of them. It took him a while to realize, that they were holding their cell phone in their hands and reading/writing SMS messages.
(We will cover Howard's Smartmobs book in January)
J.S.Anderson suggested the following books for this months theme:
Harold Blume The Western Canon
Ruin the Sacred Truths : Poetry and Belief From the
Bible to the Present
Additional ones see his post.
Also bring lots of new stories about technology, science, social trends, ... that you stumbled over during the last month. We will take time to do a round of introducing these.
Hope to see you all there, Mark.
P.S. Where: Barnes and Noble bookstore at the Hillsdale Shopping Center just across of the San Mateo Caltrain Station. 11 West Hillsdale Blvd., Hillsdale Shopping Center San Mateo, CA 94403 650-341-5560
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm. You may also join us for dinner afterwords next door at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.