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Facebooking the Anthropocene with Bob Ostertag

Tue, September 27, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

$5 – $12

Watch the video of this September 27, 2022, event on YouTube.

Bob Ostertag’s new book, Facebooking the Anthropocene in Raja Ampat: Technics and Civilization in the 21st Century, offers a deeply intimate portrait of the cataclysmic shifts between humans, technology, and the so-called natural world. Amid the breakneck pace of both technological advance and environmental collapse, he explores how we are changing as fast as the world around us—from how we make music, to how we have sex, to what we do to survive, and who we imagine ourselves to be. And though the environmental crisis terrifies and technology overwhelms, Ostertag finds enough creativity, compassion, and humor in our evolving behavior to keep us laughing and inspired as the world we are building overtakes the world we found.

Bob Ostertag is a true polymath who has covered wars in Central America, recorded dozens of music projects, and published books on startlingly eclectic subjects. He fuses his travels as a touring musician with his journalist’s eye for detail and the long view of a historian.

Book available from PM Press.