Cybernetic Ecology Symposium
Wednesday 9th February 2022 7 pm - 9 pm

Wednesday 9th February 2022 7 pm - 9 pm

Film showing, Animate Earth 6 pm - 6:50 pm

Phoenix, Leicester. Online/offline

The symposium will take place on Zoom. A limited number of attendees can join Genetic Moo and Sean Clark live at Phoenix in Leicester.

Join artists Genetic Moo and authors Stephan Harding and Jeremy Lent for a panel discussion about art, ecology, and connectedness hosted by artist/researcher Sean Clark. The symposium will feature short talks by each panellist, followed by a discussion about the role of art and technology in helping us understand, and potentially address, the unfolding climate crisis.

The panel discussion will be preceded by an online and offline showing of Animate Earth, written and presented by Stephan Harding.

The Panelists

Genetic Moo is a digital art group. They create immersive, interactive experiences which encourage experimentation and play. Their Daisyworld installation is currently on display in the Phoenix Gallery and online.

Stephan Harding was Head of Holistic Science at Schumacher College and has been the College's resident ecologist and tutor since 1991. He is the author of "Animate Earth: Science, Intuition and Gaia" and, more recently, “Gaia Alchemy”.

Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker. His most recent book is "The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe."

Sean Clark is an artist and researcher based in Leicester. His primary creative interest is in the intersection of digital art and systems theory. His PhD thesis is entitled "From Connected Digital Art to Cybernetic Ecologies."


YouTube Videos


  • Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, James Lovelock, 1979

  • The Ages of Gaia, James Lovelock, 1995

  • The Revenge of Gaia, James Lovelock, 2006

  • Animate Earth, Stephan Harding, 2006

  • Gaia Alchemy, Stephan Harding, 2022

  • The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent, 2021

  • The Web of Life, Fritjof Capra, 1996