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Biodesign Here Now Symposium (Talk Series)

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Biodesign Here Now Symposium Saturday, 21th September 14:00 - 18:30 at Open Cell, London Talks Series about Biodesign and Sustainability

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Biodesign Here Now Symposium

Saturday, 21th September 14:00 - 18:30

This Symposium is part of the Biodesign Here Now exhibition during the London Design Festival.

Get your ticket to the full festival HERE.

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14:00 - 14:30

Introduction and welcome by Dr. Thomas Meany to Open Cell.

Building a critical-mass for biotechnology.

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14:30 - 15:00

'Splitting Soil'

Soil chromatography (Pfeiffer Chroma-Test), is an analytical, qualitative technique used to assess the quality and health of soil, biofertilizers and crops. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to split soil into its individual components so that they can be analysed. We will cover the basics of the soil chromatography method, demonstrating soil samples from around the world, followed by a discussion on how to extract information from the chromas.

by Nancy Diniz, Program Director MA Biodesign Central Saint Martins UAL

Alice Tailor, PHD Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Lecturer MA Biodesign, Central Saint Martins UAL

Shem Johnson, PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Grow Lab Technician, Central Saint Martins UAL

www.arts.ac.uk/csm/ma-biodesign

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15:00 - 15:30

A confluence of alternate realities and organic growth

By Jonas Johansson and together with Linda Nurk

A presentation of the research of combining beauty, digital technology and a syntrophic mixed culture of yeast and bacteria.

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15:30 - 16:00

Kids-run social enterprise tackling food waste

by Bubble & Squeak

Kids-run social enterprise tackling food waste.

More info...

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16:00 - 16:30

Biological Cyborg : Wearable Biotech and the Future of Human-Machine Symbiosis

By Pat Pataranutaporn, Fluid Interfaces, MIT Media Lab

Over the past decade, computers have evolved to have more intimate relationships with people. Humans are on the verge of becoming cyborg having part of themselves physically and cognitively augmented through digital devices that put computation and information at our fingertips. With recent advancements in synthetic biology and biotechnology, we can now program a living cell as a “biological computer” that can receive input, compute, and respond. This process allows humans to design new metabolisms and augment our body purely with biological redesign. On the other hand, researchers have also integrated biological and digital systems to create hybrid devices. The emergence of bio-digital allows us to tap into our deeper biological information beyond conventional sensing capability. The range of research from synthetic biology to bio-digital augmentation show a spectrum of biodesign that would challenge the traditional view of human-machine symbiosis, pushing the boundary of cyborg, and potentially impact the way we live our lives in the future. The talk will speculate and explore the vision of bio-digital technology on the body through a series of research projects from MIT Media Lab and beyond.

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16:30 - 17:00

Resistance Runner

By Lindsay Hanson

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17:00 - 17:30

Sledge Report

By Glen Gowers

https://www.sledgereport.com/

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17:30 - 18:00

Denimaize

By Alina Peng

Rethinking denim using local corn waste and disease.

More info here.

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18:00 - 18:30

Manufactured by Nature: Growing Generatively Designed Products

By Mohammad Jawad

Mass production and assembly lines are yesterday’s manufacturing methods. They have exhausted Earth’s resources and limited the possibilities of design in terms of both form and material, prompting designers to search for new processes. A new generation of making includes biomimicry-inspired technologies such as 3D printing and parametric simulation, which have transformed the production paradigm. Utilizing nature as industry, this thesis explores the possibility of “growing” designed objects by employing nature’s own processes and resources. It integrates bio materials, generative design and additive manufacturing to produce objects for a post-industrial world. The project outcomes employ natural minerals, crystallization and 3D printing to develop new forms of making, proposing a new suite of tools for designers.

In a world striving for perfection, I find beauty in imperfection through the deconstruction of subtle details and making meaning in the mundane. As a designer, I indulge in spontaneity and experimentation through unconventional materials, media, and fabrication processes. In doing so, I merge the traditional with the contemporary in order to create new dialogue in the production of sustainable interventions.

http://www.jawwwad.com

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