CANCELLED: Data at Risk Series: Eric Holthaus

Annenberg School, Room 500

Eric Holthaus

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Stay tuned for news about Eric Holthaus's final visit to Penn in November 2019.


Data at Risk: Losing Future Stories

Part of the data at risk from climate change are the stories of possible futures that are being systematically erased by those currently in power. In coordination with games designers from the University of Washington and Boston University, this talk will be an experimental gathering/imagination exercise that will allow us to jointly experience the stories of today's youth and humanity of the near future. This talk will be the foundation of the "Anti-book tour" I’ll be launching in late 2019, and will support my emerging journalistic philosophy that the most important thing that any of us can do to stop climate change is to talk about it.

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Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist and columnist for Grist, covering climate science, policy, and solutions. He has previously written for the Wall Street JournalSlate, and a variety of other publications. He is currently at work on his first book, and an interactive video game experience entitled "Flourish."

Lunch will be provided to those attending the talk. 

When data are at risk, public life suffers. Data at Risk is a four-part lecture series addressing the effect of precarious environmental data on efforts to save the environment. Focusing on how journalists, academics and artists use storytelling and visual tools to foster better awareness of the environment, Data at Risk is co-sponsored by the Center for Media at Risk at the Annenberg School for Communication and DataRefuge of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities at the School of Arts and Sciences.