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Alan Weisman
 
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Alan H. Weisman (born March 24, 1947 in Minneapolis) is an American author, professor, and journalist. Contents [hide] 1 Education and career 2 Work 3 Awards and media attention 4 Personal life 5 External links Education and career[edit] Weisman holds a bachelor's degree in literature and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. From 2004 to 2013 he was Laureate Professor in Journalism and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, where he led an annual field program in international field journalism. He has also taught writing and journalism at Prescott College and Williams College and has been a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia. Work[edit] He has written several books and won numerous international awards for his work in journalism and literature, the most recent being the critically acclaimed The World Without Us, which describes a post-human scenario of the planet. His next book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? was released in September 2013 by Little, Brown and Co. Among his other works are Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World (1998), winner of the Social Inventions Award from the Global Ideas Bank, An Echo In My Blood (1999), La Frontera: The United States Border With Mexico, and We, Immortals (1979). His reports from around the world have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Orion, Audubon, Mother Jones, Discover, Condé Nast Traveler, Resurgence, and several anthologies, including The Best American Science Writing 2006. Weisman is also a producer of radio documentaries for Homelands Productions, creating reports for National Public Radio and American Public Media. Awards and media attention[edit] Among his awards and citations are the Four Corners Award for Best Nonfiction Book, The Wenjin Prize from the National Library of China, a Los Angeles Press Club Award for Best Feature Story, a Best of the West Award in Journalism, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Citation, the Unity Media Award, the Brazilian government's Premio Nacional de Jornalismo Radiofonico, and major grants from The Ford Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Rockefeller Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. His book The World Without Us was a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Orion Prize, and the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. Weisman appeared as a guest on The Daily Show on August 21, 2007. Personal life[edit] He lives with his wife, bronze sculptor Beckie Kravetz, in western Massachusetts. External links[edit] Alan Weisman at Homelands Productions Alan Weisman's University of Arizona faculty page An interview with Alan Weisman about The World Without Us
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TEDxCeiba - Paolo Lugari - Una ciudad de dos pisos
 
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Gaviotas, ese mundo de allá, "una comunidad para reinventar el mundo" como lo llamara Alan Weisman en su libro sobre Gaviotas, fué surgiendo espontáneamente pasando del caos al cosmos, creyendo siempre en la libertad, sin un esquema predeterminado distinto al de la sustentabilidad. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Lethe Music -- Las Gaviotas (Oasis Of Imagination)
 
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Lyrics & Music Copyright 1996,2014 by LETHEMUSIC.COM The only deserts that exist in this world are deserts of the imagination. -- Paolo Lugari A place like Gaviotas bears witness to our ability to get it right, even under seemingly insurmountable circumstances. -- Alan Weisman Somewhere in the desert the tale is now told. A forest did grow which was barren of old. Somewhere in the waste the tale is related. Plants not known have sprouted unaided. Las Gaviotas it is a wonder. Las Gaviotas for man torn asunder. Las Gaviotas it is a miracle. A dream for minds still open at all. It could happen here a new dream related. Earth brought to fruition with gardens created. We could find the thread again and become so consecrated. A beautiful flower to bloom heaven on earth celebrated. Chosen by man for its bleak desolation. An experiment in hope for those seeking consolation. Built from a plan for human habitation. A new day dawning for a whole new direction. Las Gaviotas it sounds like rapture. Las Gaviotas for our souls to re-capture. Las Gaviotas so lyrical a song. An ancient tune for ears that still hear at all. Las Gaviotas away from illusion. Las Gaviotas respite from delusion. Las Gaviotas a garden so serene. A vision for eyes that still see at all. Las Gaviotas a place now of plenty. Las Gaviotas a place now of purpose. Las Gaviotas so sensual a goal. A design for hearts that still feel at all. Las Gaviotas it is a wonder. Las Gaviotas for man torn asunder. Las Gaviotas it is a miracle. A dream for minds still open at all. Notice: the inclusion of any and all copyrighted images in this publically released not-for-profit music video are permited under the "Fair Use" doctrine which allows, "... a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work ..." "Fair Use" "... is a doctrine in United States copyright law that allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship." Lethe Music considers that this publically released not-for-profit music video constitutes a critical commentary regarding unjust conditions and perceived causes of those injustices now existing on planet Earth and that any and all copyrighted images included in it are covered under the "Fair Use" doctrine which allows, "... a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work ..." Lethe Music also considers that any copyrighted words quoted in this publically released not-for-profit music video are also covered under the "Fair Use" doctrine. Fair use: a doctrine in United States copyright law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use Gaviotas! Oasis of the Imagination :: Part 1 http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/rx-for-the-earth/842 Gaviotas! Oasis of the Imagination :: Part 2 http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/peace-makers/823 the experiment of Paolo Lugari in LAS GAVIOTAS, Colombia http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/16/world/americas/16gaviotas.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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If Human Beings Disappeared Instantaneously from the Earth, What Would Happen? (2007)
 
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Weisman was born on March 24, 1947, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Up until 8th grade he loved science but his science teacher hated him, and this english teacher loved him. So he changed to become a journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in literature and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. From 2004 to 2013 he was Laureate Professor in Journalism and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, where he led an annual field program in international field journalism. He has also taught writing and journalism at Prescott College and Williams College and has been a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia. He has written several books and won numerous international awards for his work in journalism and literature. Recent works include the critically acclaimed The World Without Us, which describes a post-human scenario of the planet and Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, which has been short listed for a Los Angeles Times science and technology book prize. Among his other works are Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World (1998), winner of the Social Inventions Award from the Global Ideas Bank, An Echo In My Blood (1999), La Frontera: The United States Border With Mexico, and We, Immortals (1979). His reports from around the world have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, Orion, Audubon, Mother Jones, Discover, Condé Nast Traveler, Resurgence, and several anthologies, including The Best American Science Writing 2006. Weisman is also a producer of radio documentaries for Homelands Productions, creating reports for National Public Radio and American Public Media. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Weisman
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Arts in Context: Design
 
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