27 results for “Biocustomization”

Interview: Patricia Piccinini discusses her latest solo exhibition ‘Embracing the Future’

Freya Hutchings
February 6th 2020

Patricia Piccinini is an artist interested in the relationship between humans and non-humans, the natural and the artificial, science and storytelling. Working with silicone, fiberglass, nylon and human hair, she molds hyper-real worlds in which humans and nature become bio-technologically fused in new and intimate ways. Her hybrid sculptures remind us that we are inherently part of our environment, despite historic efforts to place ourselves above it.

Piccinini imagines how technology may dismantle our perceptions, and creates a space for …

Next Generation: Biophilic design with Daniel Elkayam

Freya Hutchings
October 29th 2019

This story is part of Next Generation, a series in which we give young makers a platform to showcase their work. Your work here? Get in touch and plot your coordinates as we navigate our future together.

Meet Daniel Elkayam, a fresh-faced Industrial Design graduate, based in Jerusalem, Israel. For his graduation project MAYMA, Elkayam worked with algae in ways that implore us to "imagine a world in which we harness nature in our favor without harming it," as the …

Custom-grown bones, and other wild advances in regenerative medicine

Vanessa Bates Ramirez
November 8th 2018

The human body has always been an incredible machine, from the grand feats of strength and athleticism it can accomplish down to the fine details of each vein, nerve, and cell. But the way we think about the body has changed over time, as has our level of understanding of it.…

The return of Rayfish Footwear?

February 23rd 2018

Rayfish Footwear was a fictional company that offered personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. This online science fiction story allowed customers to grow and design their own sneaker from a genetically modified fish, to question our (often all too consumptive) relationship with animals. Now, the company fiction is back: Catch Rayfish as part of FAKE at the Science Gallery in Dublin.…

The New Male Birth Control

Ruben Baart
February 7th 2017
A new contraceptive has appeared on the horizon, bringing the prospect of an alternative form of male birth control one step closer.

Grow Your Clothing with Microorganisms

Jeroen Paijmans
May 21st 2013
Wine and bacteria combine to make seamless clothing.

Grow Your Own – Call for Projects

Van Mensvoort
May 20th 2013
Science Gallery is calling synthetic biologists, bio-artists, bio-designers, amateur biotechnologists and bio-hackers to submit proposals for projects for their upcoming flagship exhibition GROW YOUR OWN.

Lets Grow a Glowing Plant

Van Mensvoort
April 25th 2013
Some four years ago we wrote about a plan to create bioluminescent trees that would replace streetlights. This dream is getting closer.

3D-Printed Skin Cells as an Aesthetic Statement

Insoo Hwang
March 6th 2013
An exploration of one way we might use 3D printed stem cells for body modification.

Disgusting, these Stingray Sneakers

Van Mensvoort
January 18th 2013
Dutch NRC features a wonderful article today on our online film project The Rise & Fall of Rayfish Footwear.
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