Event Details

  • When: Saturday, 23 October 2021
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    Times: 9.30am - 12.30pm

    Location: Emerson College

    Price: £20 (£15 Concessions)

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ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Technology’s Assault and the Cry of the Earth

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Technology’s Assault and the Cry of the Earth

A workshop with Jeremy Naydler.

Recent advances in biotechnology mean that living organisms are increasingly regarded as biochemical algorithms, which humanity is at liberty to alter through techniques such as “gene editing”. At the same time, the project to turn the living organism of the Earth into a fully computable Smart Planet, interpenetrated by an all-pervasive “electronic ecosystem”, is rapidly being realised. 

In the face of technology’s assault, the Earth cries out. How should we respond?

Jeremy Naydler, who was due to be a contributor at the cancelled ASinGB Summer School, is a philosopher-gardener and author of In the Shadow of the Machine (2018), The Struggle for a Human Future (2020) and Gardening as a Sacred Art (2021; first published 2011).