Popular author, Professor, and official Zombie Research Society Advisory Board member, Dr. Steven Schlozman recently took part in a very special TEDx event at the Lewis Family Auditorium in Miami, Florida. And in keeping with this year’s theme; he thoughtfully explains how the concept of a zombie is intricately tied to the notion of escape.
From ancient philosophers to colonoscopies, this wonderful and extremely entertaining presentation from TEDxCoconutGrove offers insight into our own individuality, escapism, and the living dead. If you merely envision a majestic mountain range or the salty air of the South Pacific when you think of an escape; be sure to check out this brilliant speech by our friend Steven Schlozman:
Could a zombie be rescued from his admittedly, pretty routine existence… if he were exposed to that same salty air? Could a zombie be aware of the South Pacific breeze; and therefore, escape? Now, if you’ve ever spent time with philosophers, you know that they will have a crystal clear, very straight-forward answer. They will sit you down, and they will say “It depends.”
As the Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a regular lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. Schlozman offers his Miami audience a profoundly engaging examination of the undead and our own concept of individual identity.
We’ve embedded “Zombies Are Already Here! (But It’s Not What You Think)” for you below. But to learn more about TEDxCoconutGrove or Steven Schlozman, please visit their official websites online. Also pick up a copy of Dr. Schlozman’s amazing debut novel The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse available via Amazon or Barnes & Nobel.