Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.
The afternoon session on linkages and cross-cutting issues featured panelists Mazlan Othman (Director, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs) and Pedro Sanchez (The Earth Institute). Panelists and participants discussed international cooperation in developing, deploying and disseminating new and innovative technologies, and other issues that help achieve multiple impacts and objectives, including means of implementation.