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Cultured Meat and Three Futures for Flesh
Is lab grown meat vegan? A historian walks us through the future of flesh. Due to early start, no meetup host may be available. Please use meetup message threads to find each other. Free but ticketed. More Info from ANSP>> Laboratory-grown meat, also called ‘cultured meat,’ has loomed large in the public imagination ever since 2013, when the Dutch scientist Mark Post created the world’s first cell-cultured hamburger. Could using cell culture and tissue engineering techniques to “grow” meat from samples of animal muscle solve many problems plaguing industrial meat production? Find out as intellectual historian Benjamin Wurgaft draws from years of ethnographic research within the world of cultured meat. In a wide-ranging talk that encompasses science, food, philosophy, and futurism, he describes three versions of the future of flesh that cultured meat could bring about: the utopian, the dystopian, and the weird. This talk is part of the Wolf Humanities Center's Forum on Afterlives ( The event is FREE and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested (

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

3260 South Street · Philadelphia, PA

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The greater Philadelphia area has so many wonderful scientific institutions, be it research groups, medicine innovators, or educational museums. This is a new group to gather like-minded people in order to take advantage of those institutions.

Members of the Philadelphia Science society will meet new people, learn about scientific advancements, discuss how they affect our world, better appreciate Mother Nature, and have fun!

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