Online Event Talk
Design for a Changing World: The Xenobot
The unprecedented events over the last 12 months have created a new world, one that is defined by social, ecological, and economic uncertainty.
This new digital talk series will invite leading designers and thinkers to explore three nominated projects from the current exhibition Beazley Designs of the Year 2020 to explore how design can help find new directions in this shifting landscape.
Join Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, Paola Antonelli, and computer scientist Josh Bongard as they discuss the design of the Xenobot, a one-of-a-kind organism that is both a living thing made of living cells and a machine programmed to express certain behaviours.
Save when you buy the Series Pass to join all three of the Design for a Changing World online talks including The Ouroboros Steak, The Xenobot and Lil Miquela.
Series Pass: £12
This is an online-only event. You will receive instructions on how to join the talk in your booking confirmation email.
Josh Bongard is the Veinott Professor of Computer Science at the University of Vermont. He runs the Morphology, Evolution & Cognition Laboratory, which focuses on automated design of crowdsourced, soft-bodied and biological robots using evolutionary algorithms. He is the co-author of the book How the Body Shapes the Way We Think.
Paola Antonelli is Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Architecture & Design, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development. In collaboration with critic Alice Rawsthorn, Antonelli is currently working on @design.emergency, an Instagram and book project on the role of design in building a better future for all.
Buy the catalogue