Conference „Living Techno-Natures: Biohybrid Objects, Life, and Technology”

The conference will take place on 7 March 2024 at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. The conference is organized by the two scientists Josef Barla (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main) and Marco Tamborini (Technical University of Darmstadt).

Photo: Josef Barla / Marco Tamborini

Evolutionary algorithms, synthetic DNA turning plants into data archives, and autonomous machines within living bodies illustrate the blurred boundaries between life and technology in the 21st century. The increasing biologisation of technology, observed in bioinformatics and molecular biology, challenges distinctions between biology, technology, and economics. The symposium introduces the concept of "biohybrid objects," exploring systems combining natural and artificial components. It aims to address philosophical, scientific, and epistemological questions arising from this convergence, examining how biohybrid objects reshape our understanding of life, technology, and their interconnectedness. By doing so, the conference contributes to ongoing debates in philosophy, epistemology, and science and technology studies.

You will find the programme and further information in the attached file. To participate, please register by e-mail at the following address:

Programme (852.44 KB)