Genecraft Biohack

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Genecraft Biohack

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our Genecraft Biohack is an event for creatives, scientists, artists and the intrigued to come together and creatively explore what humanity might look like in the future.

The 2016 Space Biohack was a sellout success drawing people from across the UK and overseas for a day of experiments, talks and DNA sonification. The Genecraft Biohack is the second edition of this annual event and will be focusing on genetics.

Synthetic biology, a relatively young discipline, operates with the task of redesigning the living world. The field holds immense promise, but also unprecedented risks, as we move from genetically editing food crops to engineering embryos. New technologies play with the very fabric of life in a quest towards optimizing and upgrading the body. In this context, the Biohack will offer hands-on workshops and discussions urging participants to consider the potential roles and implications of new developments in the field of genetics.

 

Contributors (more to be revealed soon):

Dr Simon Park, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology, University of Surrey 

Simon will run a workshop isolating DNA from saliva and investigating ways into which to make it into ‘genetic ink’

Professor Simon Lee, Cambridge Fellow & Professor of Law at Open University

Author of Uneasy Ethics, Simon will discuss bioethics with particular focus on art and science practice

Laurie Ramsell, exhibiting Artist

Laurie will lead a workshop on the concept of the body being ‘infinitely plastic’ and re-designing the human body for the modern city using bacterial cellulose and 3D printing

Gina Czarnecki, exhibiting Artist

Gina will present a fascinating insight into her and Dr.John Hunt’s artistic process, including the challenges and opportunities encountered in developing brand new processes, ethical issues and collaboration

 

Tickets are £16.52 (£15 with an eventbrite admin fee of £1.52) and can be purchased here.

For more information please email patricia@bom.org.uk

This event is held in several spaces at BOM, some of which are currently not accessible by wheelchair or if you have difficulty with stairs. Please get in contact with Patricia if this may affect you – thank you.

Details

Date:
April 29
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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