THE END OF YOU Series: Lynn Margulis on Life & Symbiosis

With Bruce Clarke
Sunday, February 9
1 – 3pm

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In this presentation by Blumberg NASA Astrobiology Chair Bruce Clarke, gain illuminating insights on the concepts and contexts at play behind the exhibition, THE END OF YOU. Clarke will present a series of video interviews conducted with the champion of symbiosis and co-author of the Gaia hypothesis, the late American evolutionary theorist Lynn Margulis (1939-2011). Observers have increasingly heralded Margulis’s scientific work and writings as instrumental for a paradigm shift toward the systemic connectedness of all life from its cellular foundations to its planetary expressions.

The videos cover the following topics from Margulis’s scientific work: “The Origin of Mitochondria,” “Life is a Connected Phenomenon,” “Gaian Regulation—The System Bounces Back,” “The Tissue of Gaia: Delta del Ebro, Spain,” “From Life to Symbiosis,” and with reference to her British collaborator on Gaia theory, “Lovelock, Autopoiesis, and Ecosystems.” Participants will take away an enhanced appreciation for the visionary quality of Margulis’s scientific sensibility and an informed understanding of its ongoing relevance to our current ecological crises.

THE END OF YOU Event & Workshop Series

This event is part of a series of programming for the immersive exhibition THE END OF YOU.
Attend lectures, workshops, and guided tours to learn more about the exhibition.