Communication is at the root of evolution and is key in determining the path that our combined futures will take. In Our Bio-Tech Planet: Future of Plants and Humans (OBTP) we explore communication through calling upon our senses including smell, taste, touch and more with a wink to the FUTURE. Intra-body communication (i.e. gut-to-brain), learning through detailed observation (of the microscopic), and cross-species mimicry (using Artificial Intelligence) are explored to answer the questions:
How can the positive exploitation of our senses resolve key issues arising in our biotech future? How can we learn to both communicate and listen better for the good of the future of plants and humans?
Our current global environmental and societal issues call for prompt, effective and innovative solutions. If we do not listen to and effectively create an exchange with our fellow beings we risk reaching the point of no return. Today’s global, macro-society allows for cross-border, cross-disciplinary and cross-species exchange and thus the existence of new communication techniques. Food, technology, science and art each use universal communication methods. In this event we combine these through inviting world-class chefs, artists and educators who use their craft in conjunction with plants to propose solutions to the impending global breakdown.
As we continue to develop our tools, technologies and research we expand the possible realms of communication and increase the chance for collaborative survival of plants and humans. Through daily cross-disciplinary workshops OBTP will attempt, step by step, to address the multiplex issues shaping the FUTURE.
ASN has invited distinguished guests and experts in their fields to hold workshops around OBTP´s main themes. Guests include the current number 1 vegetarian chef in the world and his peers from the Worldchefs association and some of the most influential scientists in the field of GMO and agricultural development. These workshops will be staged daily for the general public throughout the duration of the event.