ATC Event 008

Dennis McKenna Returns to The National Arts Club


In 2010 the Art and Technology Committee hosted a presentation by Dennis McKenna in which he shared his ideas about the origins of the human imagination. We’re pleased to announce that Dennis will return to discuss his new book entitled Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss.

In Brotherhood, Dennis Talks of his life with his late brother Terence, well known as a radical philosopher, futurist, raconteur and cultural commentator. Dennis and Terrence’s ideas advocate strongly for the arts. Terence once proclaimed that

“art’s task is to save the soul of mankind, and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because if the artists who are self-selected for being able to journey into the Other, cannot find the way, then the way cannot be found.”

Dennis will place the roll of art and creativity into historical context, particularly with respect to the development of cognition in our species. And well hear why, in a world dominated by accelerating technological change, art represents an endeavor through which we can maintain our humanness.

Books will be available for purchase, and Dennis will be available to sign them and answer questions. We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be an insightful and fun evening.