The Apocalypse Road Show with Athena Aktipis

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Changing Hands Bookstore | Phoenix

Changing Hands Bookstore
Publisher/HostChanging Hands Bookstore
The Apocalypse Road Show with Athena Aktipis
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About this Event

Join valley author Athena Aktipis for the kickoff of The Apocalypse Road Show, a traveling variety show about how to survive the apocalypse.


  • Ticket purchase (includes book) via Eventbrite is required.
  • All tickets are general admission.

A common sense field guide to understanding, surviving, and thriving in our time of complex chaos and crises.

Is this finally it? The end times? Because from COVID-19 to climate catastrophe to the looming AI revolution--not to mention the ever-growing background hum of rage, fear, and anxiety--it's starting to feel like the party we call civilization is just about over. The good news? It's always felt that way.

Drawing on evolutionary psychology, history, brain science, game theory, and more, cooperation theorist (and, coincidentally, zombie expert) Athena Aktipis reassuringly explains how we, as a species, are hardwired to survive big existential crises. And how we can do so again by leveraging our innate abilities to communicate and cooperate.

Pack a ukulele in your prep kit. Practice your risk-management skills. Enlist your crew into a survival team. And embrace the apocalypse. You might just enjoy it. Plus, it will help us build a better and more resilient future for all humankind.

Athena Aktipis is an evolutionary psychologist and professor at Arizona State. She is the co-Director of the Human Generosity Project, hosts a podcast called Zombified, and is the chair of the Zombie Apocalypse Meeting. Her most recent book is The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Understand and Treat Cancer.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, United States


USD 19.54 to USD 24.54

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