What: Public Talk
When: 18 March 2015, 14:00-15:00
Where: Level 1, Ravensbourne
Rapid advances in technology of the 21st century, and our deepening understanding of biology has enabled scientists to exert an ever-increasing control over nature. Today, such power is widening its user base. Our appetite for openness of knowledge, together with increasing accessibility of tools of biotech has allowed the so-called DIY biologists to emerge. They tinker with living entities outside of conventional scientific laboratories, allowing exploration of biotechnological tools in unprecedented ways.
DIY biology is for everyone, and designers are no exception. This is a two-part workshop designed to promote awareness of tools of biotechnology, de-mystify processes involved, and encourage participants to contextualise their learnings in an art and design framework.
If you are interested in attending the event, please register through the Eventbrite link.
Raph Kim is a biohacker-designer in London, exploring the social, cultural and political implications of biotechnology. In particular, Raph strives to create possible future relationships between human and micro-organisms, articulated through hands-on biological experimentation, story telling, and making.