The second TransNatural event will be opening on March 4. I am really drawn to this exhibit because it mixes art and technology in a very compelling way to make statements and ask questions about the biochemical world we live in today and what the future will be.
Some of these questions include:
- How should robots look?
- What should robots do?
- How will we classify what is natural or unnatural when life is built from scratch?
- In simplifying life to its molecular interactions, might we accidentally degrade our sense of self?
- Are promises of sustainability and unparalleled good health seductive enough to accept such compromise?
Below I have highlighted only a few of the exhibitors that will be present for this event.
RepRap is a self-replicating machine – one that anyone can build given time and materials. It also means that – if you’ve got a RepRap – you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend.
At the symposium speakers will offer a varied introduction to workshops that will explore the theme in roughly three different area’s: economy, aesthetics, and everyday life.
Workshop and lectures by:
James Auger & Jimmy Loizeau (UK), Sascha Pohflepp (UK), Arne Hendriks (NL), Christina Stadlbauer (AT) / The Human and Apian Foraging Network en TU Delft/ iGEM (NL).
James Auger & Jimmy Loizeau (UK), Arne Hendriks (NL), Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & James King (UK), David Benqué (UK), Sascha Pohflepp (UK/ GER), Frederik de Wilde (BE), Windowfarms (USA), Sonja Bäumel (AUT), Thomas Lommee (BE), Mike Thompson (UK/ NL), Jorinde Voigt (GER), Thomas Thwaites (UK), Walewijn den Boer (NL), RepRap / Ultimaker 3D printer, Erik de Bruijn (NL)