Director's Dialogue

Age of Living Machines: A conversation with Susan Hockfield

Date & time

Whitehead Institute
455 Main St Cambridge,
02142 MA

Director's Dialogues logo on a photo of Ruth Lehmann.

Gretchen Ertl/Whitehead Institute

Over the last century, the merging of physics and engineering has led to world-changing technologies: radios, TVs, smartphones and computers. Now, we are on the precipice of another revolutionary convergence: that of biology and engineering.

On February 25, 2021, Whitehead Institute Director Ruth Lehmann discussed the implications of this new age MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield, in the first installment of our new series, Director's Dialogues. Hockfield, who was the first life scientist to lead MIT, is the author of the 2019 book, “The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution.”