THE END OF YOU Series: The Symbiosis Laboratory

With Jonathon Keats
Wednesday, February 19
7 – 8:30pm

Free with entry to exhibition
Reservation required

Almost all species innovate in evolutionary time, and much of the innovation is symbiotic. That’s served life well for most of Earth’s history, but may be insufficient in present conditions of extreme climate change and unpredictability. The Symbiosis Laboratory is intended to address this problem by facilitating invention of novel technologies for the collective benefit of diverse species.

This workshop will provide an introduction to the Symbiosis Laboratory, and an opportunity to address real-world needs of threatened organisms by co-designing new evolutionary prostheses for symbiotic resilience.

Jonathon Keats

Jonathon is a conceptual artist and philosopher widely known for his conceptually-driven, interdisciplinary art projects. Using thought experiments as his medium, his work questions assumptions about self, society, and technology. In addition to authoring six works, his work has been shown at institutions including LACMA, The Long Now Foundation, Crocker Art Museum, and many more.

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.