Shareable Biome
with Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich
Date & Time
March 14, 2017, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Machine Project

Join us on Tuesday, March 14th at 8pm for a lecture on fecal microbiota transplants with Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich.

This performative lecture will explore the radical probiotic procedure that magically transforms human feces into a medicinal fountain of youth. Caitlin and Misha provide an overview of FMT in pop culture (Holy Mountain, Pink Flamingos etc.) and introduce methods for cultivating a diverse microbiome including a group meditation.

Antibiotic overuse can create a dangerous, illness inducing monoculture. Human culture is also threatened by monoculture run astray, for example the manosphere, the alt-right, etc. The ecological need for a diverse microbiome is a fertile analogy for a multitude of cultural struggles in which sharing communities play a key role. Our human culture greatly impacts the health of our microbiome and the latest research shows that the bacteria in our guts strongly influence our thoughts and feelings. Could FMT also help people better understand each other and the value of diversity?