Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Origins of Consciousness in the Technological Age

The Origins of Consciousness in the Technological Age

Panelist: Graham Hancock , Dennis McKennas , Mark Pesce , 

Mitch Schultz

*Graham Hancock is the bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal,
Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis, Heaven's Mirror and other investigations of historical mysteries. His books have been translated into twenty-seven languages and have sold over five million copies worldwide. His public lectures and broadcasts, including two major TV series, Quest for the Lost Civilisation, and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age,

*Dennis McKenna's professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. He received his doctorate in 1984 from the University of British Columbia, where his doctoral research focused on ethnopharmacological  investigations of the botany, chemistry, and pharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two orally-active tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by  indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon.

*Mark Pesce - Inventor, Writer, Educator and Futurist - Known internationally as the  man who fused virtual reality with the World Wide Web to invent VRML, Mark Pesce has been exploring the frontiers of media and technology for a quarter of a century. His work has kept him on the forefront of  emerging developments in science, technology and media.