In Defense of the Book
Friday, August 21
Instructor: Mark Carlson
Since ancient times, humans have felt the need to communicate, to dispense and distribute the knowledge of their cultures and experience. From the earliest clay tablets more than 5,000 years ago to the scrolls of papyrus and bound books, we found ways to preserve our legacy for the future. They are all readable even today. With the ever-faster advance of technology, the knowledge preserved is increasing. However, the storage life of that same information grows shorter with each generation, and much of it is already lost forever. In Defense of the Book is a profound essay on the path humanity has chosen and its consequences for the future.
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OASIS mission is to promote successful aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement. Founded in 1982 and based in St. Louis, the non-profit organization is now active in 55 cities and serves more than 50,000 individuals each year.
OASIS vision is to see that adults age 50 and older across the country have opportunities to pursue vibrant, healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
OASIS seeks to positively impact their lives through partnerships to share knowledge, offer evidence- and research-based programs, conduct evaluations and adapt to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
For more information see the OASIS website.