Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds.
In Perfect Motion, Jono Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking has made us more creative, helped us to learn, constructed our perception of time, strengthened our resilience and provided a way of making sense of our life – and death.
In this presentation Lineen discusses how walking; through its evolution, neuroscience, narrative-relationship and metaphor has become humankind's most open and creative state and how everyone can utilise these qualities to become more innovative and productive.
Jono Lineen spent almost 20 years traveling the world working as a forester, ski racer, mountain guide, humanitarian relief worker and writer. He is a curator at the National Museum of Australia whose recent research investigates the link between walking and creativity. His books include River Trilogy, Into the Heart of the Himalayas and Perfect Motion.