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Rumpelstiltskin’s Algae: Future Food Utopias in that Neo-Pastoral Farm City We Call New York, an illustrated lecture with Wythe Marschall

January 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $8
Rumpelstiltskin’s Algae: Future Food Utopias in that Neo-Pastoral Farm City We Call New York, an illustrated lecture with Wythe Marschall

Date: Tuesday, January 12th
Time: 7pm ( Lecture will start at 7.15 sharp )
Admission: $8
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn

Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2469900

Meat brewed like beer, farms on top of industrial warehouses, artisanal bacteria, farms on Mars, genetically engineered super salmon, Soylent (but not people), delicious delicious insects… These are not (only) the tropes of science fiction, but the promises of startups, established companies, and labs in big American cities. Historian of biotechnology Wythe Marschall will introduce some of these future food projects and unpack the futures they seek to invent or avoid.

Wythe Marschall is a writer and Ph.D. candidate in the History of Science Department at Harvard, where he researches the intersection of biotechnology, food, and science fiction. Previously, Wythe lectured at Brooklyn College, curated art and science exhibitions and events in New York City, and worked in advertising, most recently at NeON (Draftfcb). His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Bio Art by William Myers, postmedieval (forthcoming), and elsewhere.

Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.

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Date:
January 12, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$8
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Venue

Morbid Anatomy Museum
424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Phone:
3477991017
Website:
morbidanatomymuseum.org