After a long period of island redevelopment, Nature’s home in Second Life, the Elucian Islands, is suddenly busy again with three events next week!
Monday 9th February: The Nature Darwin Debate 1: Are We Still Evolving?
Join a panel of scientists to tackle the issue of human evolution: Is natural selection shaping humans? What will humans look like in 1000 years from now? Is natural selection still shaping humans given that our survival is often more dependent on technology than genes? What are the implications for future generations from sedentary lifestyles, falling birth rates and older parents? What might our species look like 1000 years from now?
Join Sue Blackmore, Henry Gee and Andrew Pomiankowski for a live debate and discussion live in London and Second Life.
Wednesday 11th February: Digital Lives Research Conference: Personal Digital Archives for the 21st Century
From 9-11th February, the British Library will be hosting the first Digital Lives Research Project on Personal Digital Archives in the 21st Century. Held at the British Library in London, UK, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the conference aims to explore a wide range of aspects of digital lives and the curation of personal digital archives.
Thursday 12th February: Encuentros 2009
The annual meeting of Chilean Scientists in Europe at the Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Gottingen (Germany). The conference aims to encourage the integration of Chilean and European science communities to strengthen collaboration in global science research. Open to all; featuring talks by Ramon Latorre and Nobel Laureate Erwin Neher
All three are free and open – all very welcome!