Welcome to our clips library

 
 

As a co-founder of Hackteria.org and classically trained scientist, Marc Dusseiller has been the initiator of several events and gatherings on the topic of DIY, DIWO, biohacking, bioart, and workshop pedagogy. In particular the HackteriaLab events emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration and cultural impact (footage features HLab14: Yogyakarta and Bio-Commons Lab at RuralHub, Italy).

 

The Center for Genetics and Society is a nonprofit information and public affairs organization based in UC Berkeley. It focuses on the politics of human biotechnology and encourages responsible uses and effective societal governance on these emerging technologies. 

 

Artist Adam Zaretsky analyzes the sexual undertones of genetic modification and the human desires that exceed the pure utilitarian. The clip also features footage from his project FIST.SAVE.MOP.BAIT.

 

When the Department of Justice failed to convict Steve Kurtz of bioterrorism, they turned to one of the most commonly used charges: mail fraud. This would have set a groundbreaking precedent for the involvement of the supreme court with a mere civil suit.

 

Faith Wilding and Hyla Willis are founding members of feminist art collective, subRosa, best known for addressing critical issues around biotechnology, particularly those pertaining to the female body.

Suspect Inversion Center (2011) by Paul Vanouse arised out of Latent Figure Protocol, a project that directly undermines the authority and validity of the widely-used DNA fingerprinting protocol. Vanouse talks about S.I.C. and its connection to the infamous OJ Simpson murder trial.

 

Omri Amirov-Drory further explains the concept behind the genome editing software, Genome Compiler, the program that the Glowing Plants team uses for their own transgenic creation.

 

After writing a blog post about the FBI's relationship with DIYBio, anthropologist Michael Scroggins was approached by a rather shady character who claimed he wanted to learn more about DIYBio. Scroggins was almost certain this man was an FBI agent.

 

Molecular Invasion (2002) was a public experiment conducted by Critical Art Ensemble, Beatriz da Costa, and Claire Pentecost. Addressing issues around profit-driven motives and ownership over life, the project hopes to inspire the use of science and hacking for civil action.

 

Phil Ross is an artist developing a new kind of technology called "mycotecture," using fungus as a structural element. Drawing on his experiences from executive chef to hospice care, Ross discusses some key similarities between artists and scientists.

HiveBio community lab launches their official grand opening! Founded by Katriona Guthrie-Honea and Bergen McMurray through crowdfunding, HiveBio is a new addition to the growing number of DIYBio labs across the country.

 

Joe Davis is an artist who has contributed numerous out-of-the-box discoveries in the field of science. He is currently a research affiliate at both the department of Biology at MIT and the George Church Laboratory at Harvard Medical School.

Adam Zaretsky is an artist using both humor and repulsion to question our society's current use of biotechnology. His works range from tattooing foreign DNA to a week-long performance installation with the greatest workhorse organisms in biology today.

 

Ellen Jorgensen is a strong advocator of bio-literacy. Co-founder and president of Genspace, New York City's first community biolab, Jorgensen explains how she became a part of the DIYBio community.

 

Wythe Marschall is a science writer who recently co-curated a bioart exhibition titled Cut/Paste/Grow at the Observatory in Brooklyn.