Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
In this workshop we will formally propose the birth of three new fields of Science and what it will take to establish them. Exomimicry is the design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on entities and processes which share no direct biological or terrestrial origin with life on Earth. Anthroexology is the study of interactions between humans and nonhuman entities of superior intelligence. Such entities include, but are not limited to: general artificial intelligence systems, ultraterrestrials, extraterrestrials and cryptoterrestrials. Locatiogenesis deals with all possible physical and nonphysical locations where life may be found. The motivation for its existence is the simple fact that Humans often report interactions with nonhuman intelligences in a multitude of locations: their dreams, altered states of consciousness and physically in the waking state. Rather than unscientifically dismissing all such interactions as hallucinations without proving it, we will establish a formal field that looks at how to prove or disprove the existence of such intelligences, and identifying their location in the Universe (or outside of it) for the purpose of studying them better. Locatiogenesis requires a strong interdisciplinary effort between fields including philosophy, biology and physics. Participants at this workshop will have the chance to offer input in how we should shape these fields and their future trajectories.