EXPERT OF AWE
Jessa is a Canadian-English author and co-owner of the science blog The Last Word on Nothing. Her book, The Siesta and the Midnight Sun: How Our Bodies Experience Time, and her related TED Talk document the rituals surrounding daily rhythms. These rituals, along with local languages and beliefs, are losing their global diversity in the face of what Jessa calls “circadian imperialism.”
Originally from Oxford, Jessa spends her days in the Canadian Subarctic where she continues to write, observe extreme ebbs and flows, and ponder our role in the universe. Most recently, she has begun to explore the mechanics of awe and how we could use them to make our non-natural habitat—our organizations, movements, and societies—more awesome.