Southern Exposure and The Citizens’ Laboratory invite experts on human and animal organization to discuss methods of collaboration. The project takes place over three sessions, with presentations by experts, conversation, and interpretation by artists. The first meeting investigates the stakes involved in collective behavior. Dr. Deborah Gordon, Professor of Biology at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, will present her research on ant colonies, followed by a conversation moderated by Brad Borevitz and a responsive performative event. Future dates address confrontation (swarming, encircling, infiltration) and collaborations across species.
#1: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
#2: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
#3: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 pm