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 - Synthetic Aesthetics
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Synthetic Aesthetics Friday Late at the V&A

01/05/2014 - Synthetic Aesthetics
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V&A Friday Late – Synthetic Aesthetics!

09/04/2014 - Synthetic Aesthetics
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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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Women In Science

19/09/2012 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Synthetic Aesthetics... an update

19/09/2012 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Living Amongst Living Things receives a Notable mention from Core77

19/09/2012 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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UdK Award for Sissel Tolaas and Christina Agapakis

19/09/2012 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Sheref Mansy - TED Fellow

19/09/2012 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Wired Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world

Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO selects Wendell Lim, synthetic biologist Wendell runs a lab at the University of California, San Francisco, focusing on synthetic biology...
10/02/2012 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Living and life-like machines

18/11/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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A culture of cheese - Sissel Tolaas at the World Science Festival

18/11/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Testing bacterial composites for synbio architecture

18/11/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Xylem Cell

18/11/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Growing plants engineered for their field

18/11/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Training Bacteria to Grow Consumer Goods

18/11/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics