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Ars Electronica is the most important festival of digital and media art world wide. Its specific orientation and long-term continuity make it internationally unique. The Ars Electronica Center – Museum of the Future is based in Linz, Austria.
Ars BioArctica is a long term art and science initiative with a focus on the Arctic environment launched in autumn 2008 in Kilpisjärvi, Finland.
(ART)ScienceBLR (Art)ScienceBLR’s work is at intersection of art-science and pedagogy, creating spaces of dialogue and interaction between artists, designers and scientists. Since 2009, the group has focused on building low-tech laboratories and low cost equipment, making it easier for outsiders to explore the life-sciences. Their work has been awarded prizes and recognition in both the arts and the science contexts.
BioCouture is a pioneering design consultancy focused on bringing living and bio-based materials to fashion, sportswear and luxury brands. We’re passionate about creating a biodesigned future where we grow materials from minimal renewable (or waste) resources.
Biofaction is a research and science communication company based in Vienna, Austria. Biofaction has significant expertise in science communication, film production, technology assessment and the study of ethical, legal and social issues in a number of emerging sciences and technology (genetic engineering, synthetic biology, converging technology).
CIANT is an international platform for research, production and presentation of creative use of information and communication technologies within the arts, often intersecting with various scientific domains. Based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Domestication et fabrication du vivant This project, supported by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), engages an interdisciplinary approache bringing together the natural sciences, the humanities, and the new technologies in order to question the definitions and the boundaries between (of) the living and the non-living.
FoAM is a network of transdisciplinary labs for speculative culture. It is inhabited by people with diverse skills and interests – from arts, science, technology, entrepreneurship, cooking, design and gardening.
ISAL The International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL) is a democratic, international, professional society dedicated to promoting scientific research and education relating to artificial life, including sponsoring conferences, publishing scientific journals, and maintaining web sites related to artificial life.
ISI Foundation The ISI Foundation – Institute for Scientific Interchange – was established in 1983 by the Regione Piemonte. Its core mission is the promotion of scientific research within the international cooperation, fostering the creation of research groups and of innovative and interdisciplinary labs, with a special focus on the science of complex systems.
Le Laboratoire Opened since 2007, Le Laboratoire is a contemporary art and design center in central Paris, where artists and designers experiment at frontiers of science.
Medialab-Prado is a program of the Department of Arts of the City Council of Madrid (Spain), aimed at the production, research, and dissemination of digital culture and of the area where art, science, technology, and society intersect.
Medical Museion is a combined museum and research unit at the University of Copenhagen. Medical Museion’s project under the synthetic biology strand views the idea of studio + laboratory through the dual prism of museum + open biology. Both the museum and the open biology space occupy the territory between the studio and laboratory, and both place public accessibility center stage, promising new opportunities for public engagement.
Science Gallery Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin is a new kind of public platform for innovation and engagement dedicated to creative collisions between science and art. It is coordinating the StudioLab project and working with partners throughout Europe to pilot new techniques in idea incubation, education and public engagement. In this context it developed the Grow Your Own…exhibition exploring synthetic biology from the point of view of art, science and design.
Siggraph As part of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), SIGGRAPH is an international community of researchers, artists, developers, filmmakers, scientists, and business professionals who share an interest in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
StudioLab is an experimental dedicated social network for artists, scientists and everyone interested in the collaborative development of projects and ideas that merge the artist studio with the laboratory.
SVA Bioart LabThe new SVA Fine Arts Nature and Technology Laboratory is located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea gallery district. It houses microscopes for photo and video, skeleton collections, specimen collections, slide collections, an herbarium and aquarium as well as a library.
Symbiotica is an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement with the life sciences. The laboratory is hosted by the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.
Synergetica Founded in 2006, Synergetica is an art-science laboratory, investigating photonics, fluid dynamics, acoustics, quantum chemistry and psychophysics. In addition to providing a platform for artists working in these domains, Synergetica serves as a curatorial and educational entity, disseminating interdisciplinary art works and art-science research.
Synthetic Aesthetics is a research project run by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and Stanford University, California. By instigating new collaborations between synthetic biologists, designers, artists, and social scientists, they are exploring new territories between synthetic biology, art and design.
Tagc The Arts & Genomics Centre is a platform for international artists, scientific researchers and professionals from business and government organisations in the aim to stimulate, initiate and supervise meetings, discussions, collaborations and exchanges.
VIDA VIDA, the International Art and Artificial Life Awards, launched in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, was founded to promote creation in this unique field through a recognition of the pioneering work of the artists.
Waag Society Waag Society, institute for art, science and technology, develops creative technology for social innovation. The foundation researches, develops concepts, pilots and prototypes and acts as an intermediate between the arts, science and the media.
BioBricks Foundation A not-for-profit organization founded by engineers and scientists from MIT, Harvard, and UCSF. BBF encourages the development and responsible use of technologies based on BioBrick™ standard DNA parts.
Biocoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related.
BioCurious is a a complete working laboratory and technical library for entrepreneurs to cheaply access equipment, materials, and co-working space a training center for biotechniques, with an emphasis on safety a meeting place for citizen scientists, hobbyists, activists, and students.
BioCyc is a collection of 2988 Pathway/Genome Databases (PGDBs). Each PGDB in the BioCyc collection describes the genome and metabolic pathways of a single organism. The BioCyc Web site contains many tools for navigating, visualizing, and analyzing these databases, and for analyzing omics data.
Biologigaragen is a laboratory and open creative space where anyone with an interest in the natural sciences can meet, play and share their ideas, thoughts and inspiration.
DIYbio.org was founded in 2008 with the mission of establishing a vibrant, productive and safe community of DIY biologists. Central to its mission is the belief that biotechnology and greater public understanding about it has the potential to benefit everyone.
DIYSECT A documentary web-series on DIYbio and Bioart. A filmmaker and artist-biology join forces to film DIY biologists and bioartists across north america.
Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. Since 2009 we have served the greater New York area by providing educational outreach, cultural events, and a platform for science innovation at the grassroots level.
Hackteria is a collection of DIY Biology, Open Source Art Projects that use Biology, LifeSciences, Biotechnology.
iGEM The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is dedicated to education and competition, advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of open community and collaboration.
MadLab The Manchester Digital Library is a space where you can get together with like-minded individuals and work on your urban gardening, crochet, hacking, programming, media arts, filmmaking, animating project without worrying that you’re in a library, coffee shop, pub or other unsuitable venue.
MetaPhorest is a practical platform for artistic researches on biological/biomedia art and bioaesthetics, located within a biological laboratory at Center for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan).
Open Wetlab The Open Wetlab aims to offer a platform and discuss other forms of knowledge production in addition to the scientific one. Via a hands-on approach (where the public itself enters in contact and interacts with the technology) the Wetlab wants to give a different interpretation for the debate on usefulness and desirability of Life Sciences in society.
OpenWetWare Wiki site to promote the sharing of information among researchers working in biology & biological engineering.