Performance and research talk, in collaboration with William DePaolo, PhD, CMiST, UW, Seattle, and Guy Schaffer, PhD, RPI, Troy, NY
Thursday, October 26, 7-8pm
and Friday October 27, 12:30-1:30pm.
STS scholar Guy Schaffer will discuss his research about Dr. Chalis Underdue, a radical proctologist from 1800s. And Immunologist and Director of the Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics, William DePaolo, and artist, Kathy High, will talk about their collaboration in gut microbiome manipulations – and induce the bacterial transfer. All dedicated to our microbes!
Gut Love: You Are My Future by Kathy High is an ongoing investigation exploring our human condition through the lens of our gut micro biome. We are made up of more than just our human cells, as we have millions of bacteria and fungi in and on our systems. How do these ecologies of the body coexist? How are we evolving together? What do we share with others – even if it is taboo? Looking at research in fecal microbial transplants and gut biomes to better understand the important function of bacteria in our bodies, this project embraces metaphors of interspecies love, immunology and bacteria as players. Is our gut a “hackable space?” As a patient with Crohn’s disease, High’s interest in gut microbiota starts with her own body.