London’s LD50 is presenting a weekly symposium called A Conference of Genetics, running May 7 to 28.
The four evening events will cover issues surrounding Genetic technology, theory, practice and “their implications for society and culture, in our time and the future”. It will feature presentations, discussions and screenings by Dr Silvia Camporesi on genome editing and 1998 film Gattaca on May 7, and one on ‘Autoimmunity’ with Jesse Darling and Alice Andrews hosted by Goldsmiths University on May 18. ‘
On May 21, Dr Florian Plattner will ask ‘Can we enhance memory?’ and screen TransHumanism ( h+) / Genetic Modification of Life (2010), while on May 28 Dr Peter Saunders will address ‘Epigenetics and Evolution Theory’ with The Monk and the Honeybee (1989).
LD50 is named after the median lethal dose of an ingested substance in toxicology and has presented exhibitions by the likes of Adriana Ramić, Harm van den Dorpel, Brace Brace and more.
See the LD50 website for details.**