Autonomous Agents for Regenerative Ecology will investigate how various autonomous technologies can support the emergence and regeneration of ecosystems.
Landscape degeneration is a phenomenon at planetary scale. Some see this century as the age of ecological regeneration; bringing areas back to life, with the return of water, vegetation and all manner of organisms re-appearing. This would be 'The Great Work' for humanity. But are humans best suited for all aspects of this task? This lab proposes to push the narrative beyond human-centric perspectives. Could landscapes engage in self-regeneration if they form alliances with the right technologies? What would such systems entail?
This lab brings together field-workers and field-thinkers from the environmental ‘avant-garde’ who work at the level of community, technology data to design and develop actual applications of autonomous agents in regenerative ecological practice.
This Lab is part of the Border Sessions Festvial in The Hague.
Terraforming Earth Lab series
This is the second in a series of three labs. Documentation on the opening event and first lab can be found here. Based on the insights provided by Jaya Klara Brekke and Jay Springett at the Thursday Night Live! Terraforming Earth event on May 10, 2018 in this Lab a group of ecologists, coders, engineers, designers, and (legal) philosophers will formulate some constituting principles of a 21st-century society of humans, other organisms and machines.