Topic “Evolution”

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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"Build Life to Understand It" argue Lim and Elowitz - admin - 7.4.11

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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 468, December 2010

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Project Synopsis - sheref.mansy - 18.12.10

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Our increasing understanding of what makes something ‘alive’ ultimately holds the promise of creating life-like machines. The ability to cross from non-living components to life questions some of our cultural notions of what constitutes nature and natural systems. Would a laboratory assembled cell fall outside of what is considered natural, even if it displays the same functional features of contemporary life? If not, how would the inevitable evolution of the organism change how we perceive its status?

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Synthetic Aesthetics Salon: Future natures in a culture of synthetic biology - admin - 3.11.10

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Synthetic Aesthetics Salon: Future natures in a culture of synthetic biology

 

Salon
Thursday October 28, 8 pm, with Sascha Pohflepp, Sheref Mansy, Lucy McRae and Koert van Mensvoort. 

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