22 results for “Synthetic Biology”

Nine creatives in biotech you need to know right now

NextNature.net
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 …

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 …

There’s a new urgency for speculative design. Here’s why

Freya Hutchings
September 10th 2019

Pink chickens, synthesized tiger penises and salads grown from bodily fluids - how could they shape our future? In a Next Nature collaboration with the Gogbot Festival, the event’s 2019 conference challenged audience members to suspend their disbelief and imagine. In a series of fascinating presentations from designers, artists, scientists and bio-hackers, participants and audience members alike were invited to consider: what would a world in which biotechnology becomes our next nature look, taste and feel like?

Technology as nature…

GOGBOT Conference 2019: Your guide to a future with biotech

NextNature.net
August 12th 2019

Look around you and try to find the most natural thing in the room you are in now. It is you. But for how long?

Welcome to the wonderful world of bio design; a world full of agricultural crops, in vitro meat and designer babies. An increasingly large group of young artists and designers are exploring this relatively new design discours, in which the sciences and art merge. These artists and designers use their imagination to envision future scenarios and …

First human CRISPR trial in the US aims to cure inherited blindness

Vanessa Bates Ramirez
July 30th 2019

Gene editing is advancing at a faster pace than most of us can keep up with. One significant recent announcement was gene editing tool CRISPR’s application to non-genetic diseases thanks to a new ability to edit single letters in RNA.

Even as CRISPR reaches milestones like this, scientists continue to find new uses for it to treat genetic conditions. The next one that will hit clinics is a CRISPR treatment for a form of blindness called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).…

Future Food, the exhibition

NextNature.net
June 5th 2019

Imagine, it’s 2050 and you are feeling hungry. What will be on your plate? Where will your food come from, and how will it be produced? It may be juicy ants from the nearest supermarket, an cultured meat creation from our In Vitro Meat Cookbook, or powdered food that suits your DNA profile.

It may sound like a science fiction, yet the pressing challenge to feed the fast-growing population is more important than ever. Scientists, food technologists, designers, startups, producers …

How biotechnology could shape the future of product design

Ruben Baart
May 26th 2019

Humans have been manipulating living things for thousands of years. Examples of early biotechnologies include domesticating plants and animals and then selectively breeding them for specific characteristics.

Biotechnologies vary in application and complexity. It involves making useful products from whole organisms or parts of organisms, such as molecules, cells, tissues and organs. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, biotechnology has expanded to include new and diverse sciences such as genomics, recombinant gene techniques, applied immunology, nanotechnology, and cell …

Genetically engineered plants do it better

NextNature.net
January 11th 2019

Welcome to the conversation! Every week, we’ll open up a new conversation among members of the network about next nature topics we've encountered around the globe. We hope Nextnature.net can serve as a thrilling platform for dialogue among our authors, members, and anyone interested in exploring the next nature with us. On behalf of the editorial team, welcome. – Koert van Mensvoort

What happened Genetic engineers in Illinois have designed super-size tobacco plants that grow as much as 40% larger …

Next Nature Habitat VR Wins Sweden VR Award

NextNature.net
September 13th 2017
Our Next Nature Habitat VR experience has won the Sweden International Virtual Reality Award in the category Best 360 Video!

Interview: Curator Ilari Laamanen on Momentum9, the Nordic Biennial

Ruben Baart
August 4th 2017
We recently spoke to Ilari Laamanen, to peel the outcrops of Momemtum9, and unveil the overlapping themes to the next nature philosophy.
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