How would you design nature?

Synthetic Biology is a new approach to engineering biology. By applying engineering principles to the complexity of living systems, scientists and engineers are making biology a new material for design.

Synthetic Aesthetics, a project run by the University of Edinburgh and Stanford University, is bringing together synthetic biologists, designers, artists and social scientists to explore collaborations between synthetic biology, art and design.
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The Synthetic Aesthetics book published

02/03/2014 - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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V&A Friday Late – Synthetic Aesthetics!

09/04/2014 - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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Synthetic Aesthetics Friday Late at the V&A

01/05/2014 - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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Residents

Wendell Lim + Will Carey

communication / Futures /
Industrial Design / tangibles
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Fernan Federici + David Benjamin

plants / architecture /
modularity / environment
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Sheref Mansy + Sascha Pohflepp

Lipids / Self-replication /
Protocells / critical design
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Hideo Iwasaki + Oron Catts

cyanobacteria / Bioart /
Tissue Culture
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Mariana Leguia + Chris Chafe

STRUCTURE / oscillation /
construction sound
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Christina Agapakis + Sissel Tolaas

iGEM / energy /
symbiosis / smell
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Latest Posts

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Synthetic Aesthetics Friday Late at the V&A

01/05/2014 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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V&A Friday Late – Synthetic Aesthetics!

09/04/2014 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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"Biogenic Timestamp" at Ars Electronica, Austria and Japan

09/04/2014 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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"Selfmade" human cheese at Grow Your Own… Life After Nature

09/04/2014 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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"Packaging That Creates Its Contents" in Paris

09/04/2014 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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"Biocomputation" in Paris and Rotterdam

09/04/2014 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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The Synthetic Aesthetics book published

02/03/2014 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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"Synthetic Aesthetics: investigating synthetic biology's designs on nature" will be published by MIT Press in 2014. More information soon!
10/06/2013 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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Seeking aesthetic experience in the practice of science

18/12/2012 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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Conversations about Synthetic Biology

19/09/2012 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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Women In Science

19/09/2012 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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Synthetic Aesthetics... an update

19/09/2012 – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg