How can the public guide scientific research and and have a voice in our collective future?
Experiencing alternative realities loosens our assumptions, opening us up to radical change. By imagining how our world could be changed by scientific research we can create space for new voices and perspectives in the directions of science.
I collaborated with Scientists at Genspace and New Harvest in NYC to run an event speculating on the future of lab grown meat. Participants attended an uncomfortable eating experience based in a future suffering from climate collapse. Then they created their own unsettling concepts for restaurants of the future. The imagined worlds were communicated to scientists using realistic websites, contributing new perspectives and unconsidered ethical issues to discussions around lab grown meat.