Tag archives for biology

What Synthetic Life Means

We have been getting a lot of questions about the meaning of Craig Venter’s accomplishment, creating self-replicating life, more or less. Joel’s been responding — this is like the creation of the laser. Who knew that the most important application would turn out to be music playing? Meanwhile, if you want a technical discussion of where this fits, check out our friend Jamais Cascio’s analysis.               read more

Synthetic Aesthetics

Submit applications BEFORE March 31, 2010 – 

Synthetic Aesthetics seeks participants for a project on synthetic biology, design and aesthetics. The project will provide funding to bring together scientists and engineers working in synthetic biology with artists, designers and other creative practitioners.  Resources will be made available for twelve funded “embedded residencies’ in which six artists and designers will spend two weeks in laboratories, and six scientists and engineers will spend two weeks in artistic studios and design workspaces (institutions or independent studios.                                                                                                                        

Read more about it on www.syntheticaesthetics.org/participate

Garage Biology in Silicon Valley

What life forms can be created in a garage? Creating innovation in the Bioeconomy. This sort of effort is where new jobs, new economic growth, and most importantly, new technologies come from.