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Sunday, October 23 • 11:40am - 12:04pm
Making Contact: New Approaches to Cracking the Communication of Whales and Dolphins

Introduction by Joshua Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director

James Nestor, an author and journalist with a passion for extreme adventure who has written for Scientific American, National Public Radio and The New York Times, draws from his mind-boggling, multiple award-winning new book, DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.  He’ll describe how groups of athletes and scientists plumbed ocean depths, and researchers collaborating with engineers from Apple, Google and elsewhere worked to "crack" the cetacean language code and send back messages to these giant marine mammals – to make contact. Their weird and wondrous new discoveries might just redefine our understanding of the ocean, and of ourselves.  


Workshop Speakers
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Joshua Fouts

Joshua Sheridan Fouts, Bioneers Executive Director, is a globally recognized media innovator and social entrepreneur known for his visionary work facilitating meaningful understanding between cultures. With a background in anthropology, Joshua has worked with peoples of Malaysia, Africa, and the Amazon, governments and universities in over 20 countries, and innovators and engaged citizens worldwide.

Keynotes
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James Nestor

Author and Journalist
James Nestor, a San Francisco-based author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, Scientific American, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and many others, is the author of the multiple award-winning book, DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.


Sunday October 23, 2016 11:40am - 12:04pm
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (VMA)