Biotechnologies, Synthetic Biology,
ALife and the Arts
Camp Pixelache 2014 Pixelache Helsinki 2014 will be an international 2-day trans-disciplinary event focusing on the theme of “The Commons”, including bio-, urban culture and knowledge commons topics. Adding a new island to its logbook after Suomenlinna (2011) and Naissaar (2013), Camp Pixelache will take up residence in Vartiosaari, a nature island surrounded by eastern suburbs of Helsinki, during 6-8th June 2014.
New lecture series on ‘Living Tissues and living issues’ at Waag Society Amsterdam In February 2014, Waag Society’s Wetlab in Amsterdam brings a new series of three lectures by Joanne Jesman at the Waag titled ‘Living tissues and living issues’, as a continuation of the series The Future of Art & Science Collaborations started last year in October.
Grow Your Own is a new exhibition created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin that invites you to consider some of the potentially ground-breaking applications and uncertain implications of synthetic life. Tackling the provocative questions that designing life raises, GROW YOUR OWN… gives you the opportunity to help shape future discussions around synthetic biology – an emerging approach to genetic engineering, bringing together engineers, scientists, designers, artists and biohackers to design ‘living machines’.
Synth-ethic The art exhibition ‘synth-ethic’ presented art work related to Synthetic Biology: While artists increasingly use biotechnologies in order to manipulate living systems, the new field of Synthetic Biology aims at applying engineering principles to biology, so to not only modify but to build up ‘life’ from scratch. In the exhibition synth-ethic, internationally reknown artists question this new technological dimension and the deriving ethical stance when life becomes synthetic. Their works explore the areas of tension between molecular biology and ecology, architecture and biochemistry, technology and nature, cybernetics and alchemy.
CUriosity³ is a free public seminar program addressing the intersection between Arts and Science with the goal of initiating discussions and debate around the common ground of creative practice and scientific discovery.
Bio:Fiction is the Synthetic Biology Science, Art and Film Festival. The first and original festival took place at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria from 13-14th of May 2011. Since then Bio:Fiction is officially on tour around the world. The Bio:Fiction festival provides information and dialogue about synthetic biology in an attractive, factual and entertaining way.