30 results for “Biocustomization”

Nine creatives in biotech you need to know right now

May 28th 2020

The field of biofabrication is still new to most people. As founder and CEO of Biofabricate, Suzanne Lee shared with us this exciting online event series Creatives in Biotech. If you are a designer dreaming of a career in biofabrication, this is for you. Spanning four weeks in May six conversations have been had with creatives that work full-time-in-house at biotech startups in the US and in Europe. These livestreams have been recorded and are available online, and we are …

Cooking and chemical engineering with the CHEMARTS Cookbook

May 28th 2020

In the coming years, our material world will change dramatically. In parallel with climate change, our lifestyles will also change. It is becoming increasingly important to ask the following questions: How can we make flexible and transparent wood-based materials? What kinds of materials can we derive from trees, while still respecting the preciousness of nature? Could the innovative use of renewable cellulosic materials change our material world?

The good news is that the awareness of ecological issues is increasing, actions …

Suzanne Lee wants to live in a sustainable material world. Built with biology, not oil

Ruben Baart
May 28th 2020

Biotechnology is nearly as old as humanity itself. The food you eat and the pets you love? You can thank our ancestors for kickstarting the agricultural revolution, using artificial selection for crops, livestock, and other domesticated animals. And our modern civilization would hardly be imaginable without the fermentation processes that gave us beer, wine, and cheese.

Biotechnology is spreading into every aspect of our lives—from our everyday products to our materials. In fact, Biotechnology already plays an important role in …

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.
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