Roski Talks: Lucy McRae

Feb 21, 7pm
Gin D. Wong Auditorium
Harris Hall (USC Main Campus)

Roski Talks are open to the public and free
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Gin D. Wong Auditorium
Harris Hall 101
USC Main Campus



Lecture: World-building to Inspire New Science + Technology

Artist Lucy McRae leads a multi disciplinary, art-research studio investigating the impact future technologies have on human evolution. In parallel to her gallery and museum-focused art practice, she thrives as a director and a maker, in the writer’s room and in the lab. Boldly staring down the status quo, Lucy pioneers a new story for how future technologies will fundamentally alter human intimacy, reproduction, spirituality, biology, and wellness culture — shining light on the ethical implications of genetic engineering. Her prophetic aesthetic is flung far from archetypal tropes, creating nostalgia for a future about to happen. Lucy’s work diversifies the predictive voices we traditionally call ‘science’ and ‘technology’, through designing hypothetical worlds that use speculation as a tool to provoke an exploration of ideologies and ethics about who we are, and where we are headed. Based in Los Angeles, Lucy is a visiting professor at architecture school SCI_Arc, is a TED fellow, a World Economic Forum 'Young Global Leader', and is currently a world-building and futurist consultant to a number of Hollywood productions with multiple Oscar-winning directors and producers.