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Maya Scholar Speaks At Emory Tonight In ATL–What Mistakes Of The Maya Are We Repeating?!?!

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Last Chance To Interview Dr. Mark Van Stone While In Atlanta On 2012 Meme Debunk

ATLANTA—What mistakes did the Maya make that we repeating? Lots, apparently.

Tonight, with 78 days remaining before the end of the Maya calendar, Maya scholar Dr. Mark Van Stone will speak at Emory University in Atlanta about the 2012 predictions of the Maya and feature something extraordinarily new and unpredicted—an interactive book for the iPad© that takes images once carved in stone and brings them back to life via the magic of technology.

On Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Emory University’s, Carlos Museum Reception Hall, Dr. Van stone will deliver a lecture entitled It’s Not the End of the World: What the Ancient Maya Tell Us About 2012, and demonstrate his new book for the iPad.


Dr. Van Stone’s book, which was featured in northeast Florida’s Palm Coast Observer Saturday, was built using Apple’s iBooks Author software and called something that can “bring humanity to history.”

Noting the 53 videos of 15 Maya scholars that include almost 130 minutes of HD video and the 200 interactive photos, drawings and graphics, the paper wrote, “It also features many “scrubbers”—interactive pieces that allow users to manipulate an image.”

Dr. Van Stone remains available for interviews in Atlanta today, but is headed to Washington tonight. To schedule an interview with him, please contact Donald Claxton at 972-863-8784.

With degrees in physics and art history, Dr. Van Stone is an expert calligrapher, netsuke-carver, artist, and scholar of ancient writing. The book can be purchased in English on the iBookstore®, in 32 countries, at http://mvs2012.com.

Claxton Creative, LLC

Claxton Creative is a Dallas-based full-service public relations firm focused on the development of interactive, multi-touch publications for mobile devices worldwide. The company was founded by former Dallas ISD communications director, Donald J. Claxton and is supported with the assistance of Fort Worth Author Ron Rose, Dallas Author Allen Manning, Birmingham, AL editor Larisa Lovelady, Ally Stephenson of Huntsville, AL, and others.

Dr. Mark Van Stone

With degrees in physics and art history, Professor Mark Van Stone is an expert calligrapher, netsuke-carver, and scholar of world paleography and hieroglyphic writing.  He has worked as a musician, disk jockey, interviewer, laboratory technician, animator, type designer, author, lecturer, and archaeological illustrator. His beautifully-illustrated books on Maya hieroglyphs and culture bridge scholarly and popular genres. This Renaissance man is a gifted and entertaining lecturer, ably explicating arcane subjects for a wide audience. His new interactive book for the iPad, 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, sets a new standard for popular cultural and science education.

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