Per Capita

Biological Systems as Generative Models for the Future

23 May 2014, 16:00 - 18:00

It is impossible to speculate about the future without thinking about how our bodies and other natural organisms will be affected.

As we move closer towards hybrid, integrated systems, what can recent theories – such as Donna Haraway’s Cyborg Theory of 1985 – teach us about what to expect in the near future?

In this two-hour long panel discussion moderated by Alessandro Delfanti – postdoctoral fellow at Media@McGill, Erin Gee – artist researching neural systems and biofeedback, Eric Lewis – professor at McGill University in the department of Philosophy, Leslie Garcia – artist researching plant communication systems, and Sofian Audry – artist researching machine learning and biomimicry, will look at how technological structures, just like digital networks, resemble, more and more, biological systems.

Panelists: Erin Gee [CA], Eric Lewis [CA], Leslie Garcia [MX], Sofian Audry [CA]

Moderator: Alessandro Delfanti [IT/CA]

23 May 2014, 16:00 - 18:00