June 19, 2015
Image from Eduardo from Bloomington, IN
This week we're talking about do-it-yourself biology, and the community labs that are changing the biotech landscape from the grassroots up. We'll discuss open-source genetics and biohacking spaces with Will Canine of Brooklyn lab Genspace, and Tito Jankowski, co-founder of Silicon Valley's BioCurious. And we'll talk to transdisciplinary artist and educator Heather Dewey-Hagborg about her art projects exploring our relationship with genetics and privacy.
- Will Canine
- Tito Jankowski
- Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Will is a political organizer turned technologist living in Brooklyn. He is co-founder of OpenTrons, a personal lab robotics company, an active member of Genspace, and co-chair of iGEM's new Hardware Track.
Tito Jankowski is now a proponent of open source hardware, biotech hackerspaces, and synthetic biology. His work is covered by the New York Times, Wired, Nature, and GQ France, and in the books "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution" by Chris Anderson, "Biopunk: Kitchen-Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life" by Marcus Wohlsen, and "Maker Pro" by Maker Media. Tito is co-founder of BioCurious, the first hackerspace for biology, and co-founder of Pearl Biotech, empowering scientists with new research tools and practices.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical inquiry. Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the Poland Mediations Bienniale, Ars Electronica, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, the Science Gallery Dublin, PS1 MOMA, the New Museum, and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center in New York City. Her work has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times and the BBC to TED and Wired.
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