Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory

Pevere, M. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation


The conference will start with a reflection on post-anthropocentrism by redefining intelligence (human, animal and plant intelligence), agency and sentience. An in-depth consideration will include the role of fungi: mycelium, the Internet of trees and yeasts. Microbial agency will be explored via the phenomenon of quorum sensing and biofilms, proposing a micro-subjectivity. There will be contributions on the microbiome and holobiome, taking into consideration the human as nonhuman. We want to open up a discussion to endosymbiosis and sympoiesis, reflecting symbiotic relationships, horizontal gene transfer and the role of Lynn Margulis in 21st century Biology and Science and Technology Studies. Finally, the conference will discuss nonhuman perspectives under threat and proposes an ethology for the techno-scientific era.
Period24 Nov 201726 Nov 2017
Event titleNonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory: Interdisciplinary Conference
Event typeConference
LocationBerlin, Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • artistic research
  • art and science
  • bioart
  • conference
  • trandisciplinary