Topic “Synthetic Biology”
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.
Still from Urpflanze, Melanie Jackson
Exploring Collaborations between Synthetic Biology, Art & Design
When the UK’s new Strategic Plan for UK synthetic biology, Biodesign for the Bioeconomy, was published earlier this month we were pleased that the Synthetic Aesthetics project had been chosen as a case study, but disappointed that the project had been mispresented as setting out to “beautify or better communicate the science”, which was precisely not what we were trying to do.
" Design does not only serve industry and economic growth; good design enables citizens and society and should serve the common good."
The UK's Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) has published the new Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016: Biodesign for the Bioeconomy. Further information and online version of the printed report are available here).
We're thrilled to announce that the Synthetic Aesthetics book has been published by The MIT Press, and is now available in the US. Written by the project team and with contributions from all the Synthetic Aesthetics residents, the book explores synthetic biology and the design of living systems, using design and art as a way to open up the discussion.
Intel: The Tomorrow Project. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Christina Agapakis and Patrick Boyle in conversation with Brian David Johnson over (4 episodes), June 2012
Christina Agapakis has won a prestigious 2012 L’Oréal USA Fellowship for Women in Science. Christina plans to continue her work investigating symbioisis in synthetic lifeforms with this post-doctoral award.