Investigative journalist and New York Times best selling author will discuss his ten year journey studying the Wim Hof Method and the ways to use the natural stresses of the environment to help take control of the autonomic nervous system. The Wedge explores the space between the pre-programed stimulus from the outside world and the human ability to intervene and alter our physiological responses. Carney’s research has taken him to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro at a record-setting pace (and with minimal clothing), into the jungles of Peru, neuroscience laboratories and Latvian saunas–each offering him insight into the evolutionary powers of the human body. Discussion + slideshow in the Steddy Theater.
Investigative journalist and anthropologist Scott Carney’s work blends narrative non-fiction with ethnography. What Doesn’t Kill Us was a New York Times bestseller; other books include The Wedge, The Red Market and The Enlightenment Trap. Carney was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. He has been the subject of a variety of radio and television programs, including on NPR and National Geographic TV. In 2010, he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for his story “Meet the Parents,” which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. Carney has spent extensive time in South Asia and speaks Hindi. He attended Kenyon College and has a masters degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Denver, CO