The Future Human – A Conversation Series

with Dr. Àlex Gómez-Marín

See the upcoming events for this series

Throughout 2022 Àlex hosted The Future Scientist conversation series, a monthly virtual encounter to understand where science is going and to reimage where we hope it might go.

Maintaining the spirit and the format intact, the series will now expand its scope and morph into The Future Human as a natural continuation of the quest to reckon whence and whither humanity.

Once a month Àlex will be thinking and feeling aloud in the mode of dialogue with a prominent guest for about an hour, followed by questions and comments from the audience. Pursuing a major theme without rehearsal or script, we will attempt to engage with ‘that’ which sometimes takes place between (and beyond) two people talking.

The Future Human, as ‘a topic’, is arguably inscrutable. Although not systematically, throughout 2023 we aspire to touch upon health, education, food, language, politics, science, economy, journalism, art, religion, love, law, energy, extinction, storytelling, work, death, bodies, family, poverty, peace, history, consciousness, and evolution, amongst other facets of ours, humans, as divine and mundane creatures.

Àlex Gómez-Marín is a Spanish physicist turned neuroscientist. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and a Masters in biophysics from the University of Barcelona. He was a research fellow at the EMBL-CRG Centre for Genomic Regulation and at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. His research spans from the origins of the arrow of time to the neurobiology of action-perception across species, from flies and worms to mice and humans. Since 2016 he has been the head of the Behavior of Organisms Laboratory at the Instituto de Neurociencias in Alicante, where he is an Associate Professor of the Spanish Research Council. Combining computational biology and continental philosophy, his current research concentrates on consciousness in the real world.

Past Events

Wednesday November 15 – Melissa Nelson – Watch on YoutubeMore Information

Wednesday October 18 – Luca Possati – Watch on YouTubeMore Information

Wednesday September 13 – Tanya Lurhmann – Watch on YoutubeMore information

Wednesday August 23 – Mauro Biglino – Watch on YoutubeMore Information

Wednesday July 12 – Edi Bilimoria – Watch on YoutubeMore Information

Wednesday June 28 – Jennifer Banks – Watch on YoutubeMore Information

Wednesday May 24 – Dr. Merlin Sheldrake – More Information

Tuesday May 23 – Graham Hancock – Watch on YoutubeMore Information

Wednesday April 12 – Dr. John Krakauer – Watch on Youtube

Wednesday March 1 – Satish Kumar – Watch on YoutubeMore Information

Wednesday February 15 – Prof. Jeffrey J. Kripal – Watch on Youtube More information