Project Biocultures seeks to provide an intellectual space for research, conferences, intellectual exchange and diffusion of ideas around the emerging area of biocultures. Biocultures, deliberately placed in the plural to avoid the idea that there is only one kind of culture involved, comprise the emerging area bounded by the medical sciences, social sciences, area studies, culture studies, biotechnology, disability studies, the humanities, and the economic and global environment. Biocultures defines the activity and consolidation of ideas created when the human intersects with the technological. Along these lines, one can see the biosphere — the earth as it is affected by the human — as the adaptation of the natural to the human and biocultures as the inter-adaptation of the human to the new technologies and ways of knowing characterized by the 21st century’s attitude toward the body.

Please read the rationale for Project Biocultures.