JOSHUA FOER

 

 

Joshua Foer

Monday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything  BUY NOW

 

Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives.

On average, people squander 40 days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Immersing himself obsessively in a quirky subculture of competitive memorizers, Foer learns to apply techniques that call on imagination as much as determination-showing that memorization can be anything but rote.

At a time when electronic devices have all but rendered our individual memories obsolete, Foer's bid to resurrect the forgotten art of remembering becomes an urgent quest. Moonwalking with Einstein brings readers to a profound appreciation of a gift we all possess but that too often slips our minds.

Read a review of his Brooklyn event: http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/joshua-foer-flexes-his-memory-at-greenlight/

 

Photo Credit: Emil Salman Haaretz

Event date: 
Monday, March 28, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park
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