Topic “Aesthetics”

Synthetic Aesthetics at PopTech! - admin - 18.11.11

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Synthetic Aesthetics at PopTech!

Design Fellow Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg gave a talk on "The Changing Nature of Things" at the Poptech! conference in October 2011, calling for a new way to think about design in a biotechnology revolution. Video here.

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Synthetic Aesthetics Seminar: Form Follow Evolution, Function or Fashion? - admin - 3.11.10

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Synthetic Aesthetics Seminar: Form Follow Evolution, Function or Fashion?

Exploring Collaborations between Synthetic Biology, Art & Design 

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Seeking aesthetic experience in the practice of science - admin - 18.12.12

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Seeking aesthetic experience in the practice of science

What is aesthetics in chemical biology? Can we get away from the idea of "beautiful science," and find a more functional aesthetic in the scientific process? I guest edited the December special issue of Current Opinion in Chemical Biology on this theme; the journal includes contributions from residents Christina Agapakis, Sissel Tolaas and Sheref Mansy.

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Living and life-like machines - admin - 18.11.11

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Living and life-like machines

Artist Sascha Pohflepp speaks about his research in synthetic biology as part of his ongoing collaboration with Sheref Mansy for Synthetic Aesthetics. Filmed at the Becoming Transnatural symposium and exhibition, (Amsterdam, March 2011), he argues that "Life-like machines have identity," as he opens up discussion about future machines subject to evolutionary pressures.

Sheref Mansy then skyped in from his lab in Trento:

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Fernan Federici and Jim Haseloff: ‘April is the Cruellest Month ...’ 09 April - 25 June 2011 - admin - 6.4.11

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Fernan Federici and Jim Haseloff: ‘April is the Cruellest Month ...’ 09 April - 25 June 2011

 

 

A new exhibition, ‘April is the Cruellest Month ...’ inspired by T.S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland, brings together artists and scientists at ArtCell Gallery, Cambridge, UK. Combining cutting edge scientific cellular imaging and artistic vision, this show is an exploration and celebration of ‘dull roots’ with new potential.

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