Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions (A FAN program with Temple Grandin)

Congratulations to Family Action Network (FAN) on their 40th anniversary season!

 We are pleased to collaborate with FAN as they welcome Temple Grandin, Ph.D., author of the new book, Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions. Dr. Grandin will deliver a keynote address. This in-person event is free and open to the public. No registration or proof of vaccination is required. Masks are recommended but not required.

The event will be recorded but not live streamed. For more information on this event, please CLICK HERE

Have a question for Temple Grandin? CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT! Dr. Grandin will answer a few at the conclusion of the event.

 About the Book: Visual thinkers see images in their mind’s eye - they include everyone from the photorealist-inclined “object visualizers” with a knack for design and problem solving, to the more mathematically inclined, who excel at abstraction, pattern recognition, and systemic thinking. Even though visual thinkers constitute a far greater proportion of the population than previously believed, we live in a language-dominated world that tends to sideline visual thinkers, screening them out at school and passing over them in the workplace. In the new landmark book Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions, New York Times bestselling author, autism activist, and scientist Temple Grandin, Ph.D. (FAN ’14) explores cutting-edge research to take us inside the world of visual thinking, reframing the conversation on neurodiversity and showing how necessary different types of thinkers are essential for our collective well-being.

 About the Author: Temple Grandin, Ph.D. is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Animals in Translation, Animals Make Us Human, The Way I See It, The Autistic Brain, and Thinking in Pictures, which became an HBO movie starring Claire Danes which won seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. She has been a pioneer in improving the welfare of farm animals as well as an outspoken advocate for the autism community.

Event date: 

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions By Temple Grandin, PhD Cover Image
$28.00
UNAVAILABLE
ISBN: 9780593418369
Published: Riverhead Books - October 11th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE NAUTILUS GOLD AWARD

“A powerful and provocative testament to the diverse coalition of minds we’ll need to face the mounting challenges of the twenty-first century.” —Steve Silberman

“An absolute eye-opener.” —Frans de Waal