The Seed Salon

Will Self + Spencer Wells

Will Self is a walker. In documenting his long-distance journeys, he explores the impact of place on the human condition. Spencer Wells travels to remote areas of the world to genetically reconstruct the migratory patterns of early humans. They recently made their way to New York where Seed asked them to consider: Will a global monoculture erase evidence of our diverse histories? What is the evolutionary consequence of urbanization? What, ultimately, does it mean to be human?

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