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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Synthetic Aesthetics at PopTech!

18/11/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Residents' Workshop @SB5.0

16/06/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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"Build Life to Understand It" argue Lim and Elowitz

Biologists and engineers should work together: synthetic biology reveals how organisms develop and function, argue Michael Elowitz and Wendell A. Lim in Nature...
07/04/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Christina Agapakis and BoingBoing's Maggie Koerth-Baker

07/04/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Fernan Federici and Jim Haseloff: ‘April is the Cruellest Month ...’ 09 April - 25 June 2011

06/04/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Roberta 3

11/03/2011 – Sheref Mansy
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Roberta 2

11/03/2011 – Sheref Mansy
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Roberta 1

11/03/2011 – Sheref Mansy
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Smell-Omics

11/03/2011 – Christina Agapakis
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Synthesis Workshop, July 2011

07/03/2011 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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Microfluidics

18/12/2010 – Synthetic Aesthetics
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18/12/2010 – Synthetic Aesthetics