This is where you’ll find all of our hand-picked podcasts and Interviews leading the discussion between Society and Science.
Artist Pinar Yoldas gives a talk on her project ‘An Ecosystem of Excess’, in which she depicts the organisms that may emerge out of the primordial ooze of waste that Humanity may leave in its legacy.
The artist has also designed an anatomy of organs that digest or dissolve polyethylene, nylon, and acrylic, “keeping the organism free of endocrine disrupters, carcinogens, and other plastics-related obnoxiousness.” Half–freak show, half–museum of natural history, Ecosystemdepicts the literal afterlife of humanity’s waste, including a host of plastivores and other plastosensitive creatures better equipped than we are for the world we’re in the process of leaving behind.
Dr. Yuval Noah Harari employs evidence from the Life History to predict the trajectory of Humanity.
You can buy his recent book, Homo Deus here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31138556-homo-deus
The book is a profoundly shocking piece – a sobering and thrilling account of the future. As he says, this book is no prophecy. Rather, Dr. Harari examines Life’s History for transformative social, scientific and political patterns, applying them to the future.
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee speaks about the future of medicine. Utilising the biology of life to treat disease.
You can buy his book here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27276428-the-gene
The book is infinitely informative, and supremely relevant as we sit on the cusp of fully understanding Genetics.