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Acclaimed as a “poet of ideas” by The New Yorker and a “multimedia philosopher-prophet” by The Atlantic, Jonathon Keats is an artist, writer and experimental philosopher based in the United States and Europe. His conceptually-driven transdisciplinary projects explore all aspects of society, adapting methods from the sciences and the humanities. He has exhibited and lectured at dozens of institutions worldwide, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to Stanford University to the Triennale di Milano, and from SXSW to CERN to UNESCO. He is the author of six books on subjects ranging from science and technology to art and design – most recently You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future, published by Oxford University Press – and is the author of a weekly online art and design column for Forbes. He has been an artist-in residence at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, UC Berkeley's Sagehen Creek Field Station, and the LACMA Art + Technology Lab, a Black Mountain College Legacy Fellow at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an Imaginary Fellow at Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, and a Research Fellow at the Nevada Museum of Art's Center for Art + Environment. He is currently a visiting scholar at San Jose State University’s CADRE Laboratory for New Media, research associate at the University of Arizona’s Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, research fellow at the Highland Institute, consulting philosopher at Earth Law Center and the Museum of Tomorrow, Polar Lab artist at the Anchorage Museum, Flux Exchange Artist at Flux Projects, and artist-in-residence at Hyundai, the SETI Institute, and UC San Francisco’s Memory and Aging Center.. He serves as co-director of the Alien Hybrid Garden at Arizona State University, and curatorial director of the Museum of Future History. A monograph about his art, Thought Experiments, was recently published by Hirmer Verlag. He is represented by Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.

Dr. Erin Riordan is an applied ecologist working at the intersection of plants, people, and climate. Using statistical and spatial analyses, Riordan strives to better understand how plants respond to climate in order to guide climate change adaptation in complex social-ecological systems, including aridland food systems. Riordan’s research draws upon the natural ecosystems and traditional knowledge of the Sonoran Desert to redesign food systems for a hotter drier world. She believes that an inclusive, transdisciplinary approach is essential to improving resilience to today’s unprecedented environmental threats. Riordan is a research associate at the University of Arizona Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill and a conservation research scientist position at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, both located in Tucson, Arizona.