Jacob Wamberg: Professor of Art History at Aarhus University. Principal Investigator for Posthuman Aesthetics. Host and moderator at the event. Professor Wamberg's research has recently revolved around the placement of visual/pictorial art in a larger history, which conjoins the evolution of culture and nature on the shared ground of the concept of evolution, most recently resulting in his doctoral dissertation, Landscape as World Picture: Tracing Cultural Evolution in Images (danish, 2005, english, 2009). In the posthuman field, he has co-edited The Posthuman Condition: Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics of Biotechnological Challenges (2010) with Mads Rosendahl Thomsen et al., and is now working on tracing the early contours of the posthuman paradigm (ca. 1900-1930), focusing on Dada, Futurism and Functionalism.