Minor Histories w/ Joshua Foer - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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Minor Histories w/ Joshua Foer

1 hour
$15 per device
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$15 per device
$15 per person
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What We’ll Do

Why is it so hard to build a giant sphere? What was time like before clocks? Why have humans always been fascinated by miniature writing?

 If these are the types of imponderables you often find yourself puzzling over, then you're in the right place. Celebrated science journalist, author of Moonwalking with Einstein, co-founder of Atlas Obscura, and one of the world's most fascinated (and fascinating) creators, Joshua Foer is here to try and answer these and other questions that you didn't even know you had.

July 22 - A Minor History of Miniature Writing

Cicero once claimed to have seen the entire Iliad written inside a single nutshell. Join us for a wild journey through 4,000 years of human attempts to write bigger and bigger things using tinier and tinier letters.

About this Series:

During this one hour, online Zoom event, Josh will lead the audience down a curious timeline, connecting facts and events throughout history to create a minor history of a cultural phenomenon. And you the audience are invited to join in! Prepare yourself for a smart, fun, slightly weird, and deeply engrossing interactive trek through some of the most curious corridors of history. Don't miss this very special one-hour Atlas Obscura online experience.

Where We’ll Be


About Your Host
Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer
What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

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