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Welcome to the Future of Truth

Dawn has risen over the desert flatlands and industrial hardscapes of the Valley of the Sun and Emerge 2013 is about to begin. We have gathered some of the world’s leading thinkers, creators and makers to explore the future of truth.

Aristotle wrote about truth in terms of logic, calling what is, is, and what is not, not. That system defined the world for centuries. It finally came into question somewhere in the modern Bermuda Triangle of James Joyce, Kurt Gödel and Marcel Duchamp. But Aristotle also wrote about poetics and poiesis, which is a way of making the world. He didn’t mean material creation, assembling the atoms into structures, but rather the way we unite matter and time into a universe that means something. Poetics is a creative process for writing the world, and writing yourself into the world. We understand the universe through stories.

Over the course of the next three days we’re going to hear some tall tales, some profound truths and some boldfaced lies. Emerge is not about combatting particular visions of the truth, but rather starting new conversations. Can’t wait to see you there.