TRANSJOHN, I'M ONLY DANCING
February 29th, 2016
Artists Marta de Menezes and Adam Zaretsky are invited to MIT Media Lab for a one-day lecture and workshop on gender hacking, transgenesis, and human subjectivities. Taking place in the lab's communal kitchen, participants are asked to anthropomorphize Marta's Tetrahymena thermophilia, an aquatic organism with seven different genders, then Adam demonstrates how to make microinjected microsushi.
WETWARE: ART, AGENCY, ANIMATION
February 6th, 2016
"WETWARE features art in the light of today’s convergent living technologies: While artists have previously staged 'Artificial life' through the hardware and software of computers and robotics to simulate living systems, increasingly it emerges from wetware itself. Whether touching upon the brain’s position between spiritualism and metabolism, the synthesis of luminescent protocells from scratch, or microbes that possess the technical ability to make gold and clean water, contemporary artists who employ laboratory methods in the context of Synthetic Biology are getting particularly 'close to life' today." Curated by David Familian and Jens Hauser, the exhibition features international artists: Adam Brown, Gilberto Esparza, Thomas Feuerstein, Lucie Strecker & Klaus Spiess and Orkan Telhan. In addition Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand and Anna Dumitriu present new works developed during their three-week residencies at the Beall.
Indiebio sf demo day
February 4th, 2016
From Memphis Meats to the Amino educational kit, fourteen biotech startups present their demos at the San Francisco Folsom Street Foundry. Venture capitalists, investors, and press were given a special opportunity to visit the companies' booths and learn more about the technologies. A live recording of the event can be seen here. IndieBio SF was founded Arvin Gupta, Ryan Bethencourt, and Ron Shigeta and acts as a synthetic biology accelerator for biotech startups for apply for the $250,000 mentorship and lab bench package.
INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON HUMAN GENE EDITING
December 1st-3rd, 2015
Mary from DIYSECT joined artists Adam Zaretsky (VASTAL), Eben Kirksey (Multispecies Salon), and Britt Wray (U. of Copenhagen) at the Human Gene Editing Conference in Washington DC, organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Royal Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, and the US National Academy of Medicine. The conference focused on human germline editing as well as somatic cell therapy, the relevant enabling technologies, and how regulatory bodies will enforce their deployment.
Bio-commons lab @ rural hub (italy)
July 6th-9th, 2015
Six days of unconferences, workshops and biohacking to build together the bio-commons, Bio-commons Lab was a meeting to define what is bio-value and bio-capital in the age of ubiquitous biotechnologies and of smart communities. The location, Rural Hub connects and enables the exchange and sharing between people, ideas, and projects of social innovation applied to the rural community and traditions.
DIYSECT VISITS TAIWAN BIOART
May 9th, 2015
TW Bioart (bioart.tw) is a Bioart community that focuses on stimulating the fields of BioArt and Science+Art in Taiwan, serving as a platform for interactions between biology and art and from which gathers people with interdisciplinary fields. DIYSECT had the great privilege to give a three hour presentation+discussion on the most updated research and documentation of the biohacking practices in the U.S.
Transcontinental Hiking/Hack: Panama
June 26th - July 5th 2014
A 9-day hiking and hacking workshop through the Panamanian forest going from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. Chosen applicants helped with biological surveys, carrying gear, and design of technologies. This was an experiment in the working conditions of electronic sensor building, if it was possible to hack devices for biological survey with scarce resources in a harsh, wet environment.
HackteriaLab14: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
April 13th - 26th 2014
A two-week intensive, international collaboration and series of informal workshops organized by the Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art online network and hosted by the LifePatch citizen initiatives in art, science, and technology. Embracing the proud amateur, participants held workshops for each other and for the public, and collaborative projects were installed and exhibited in the final days (can be found here: http://hackteria.org/wiki/HLab14-Exhibition)
Road Trip Photos
August 14th - November 19th 2013
One week after successfully funding our project on Kickstarter, we get on the road to begin our 6 week filming journey. From Pittsburgh to Chicago, New York to New Orleans, Houston to Utah, and British Columbia to Los Angeles, these photos document our exciting quest to interview over 40 people involved in DIYBio, creative biotech, and amateur biology.
Building a bioprinter @ Biocurious
September 23rd, 2013
Live Event @ the Center for PostNatural History
July 5th, 2013
During Garfield's monthly Unblurred Gallery Crawl, we hosted a special live event at the Center for PostNatural History, located in Pittsburgh, PA. The event included an informative interactive display at the front room as well as our Kickstarter video.
Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)
June 15th, 2013
First Footage Gather in Brooklyn, NY
March 14th, 2013