Biodesign

Ferran Adrià

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Architectures, Biodesign

Words by Meritxell Rosell (Twitter @dancingmoog)   “From time to time, Catalan good sense closes its eyes dnd lets things be”i Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí (Prologue to Viatges d’Alí Bei, 1932)   There is a very particular set of characteristics of Catalan people, what…

Ginkgo Bioworks

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Ana Sancho   Synthetic biology is believed to be one of our best chances to address some of the global issues of an expanding world population such as fuel and food. For those not familiar with the field, synthetic biology combines biology and…

Laia Mogas (DumoLab*)

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Architectures, Biodesign, Computing Art, Scout & Trends

Words by Sebastian Kamau (Twitter @ws_kamau)   Architect and Bio-practitioner Laia Mogas-Soldevila is at the forefront of developing tools that incorporate biology into the fabrication process. Her research studio, DumoLab*, a collaborative effort with Jorge Duró, uses and develops tools for studying structure and process…

Pinar Yoldas

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Biomedia, Scout & Trends

Words by Ana Sancho   Pinar Yoldas is one of those artists that makes you question the future and what it might entail. Her work draws on her cross-disciplinary career, which is no less impressive than her academic background, is a campaign to bring change…

Karolina Ferenc

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Sebastian Kamau (Twitter @ws_kamau)   What does it mean to be an emotional creature? How do we reconcile the prevailing human-centered design mindset with non-humans? Can lichens love? For Karolina Ferenc, a newly minted graduate of the masters program in Social Design from…

James Carnes

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_clotmag)   Massive hunting, fishing, agriculture, brought to scale by the industrial revolution and technological advances, have altered the environment and the atmosphere. Human beings have polluted the oceans and caused mass extinctions of plant and animal species to such…

BIOFABRICATE 2016: The Day After

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

  Text CLOT Magazine (Twitter @Clotmagazine)   BIOFABRICATE is the annual conference that brings together critical thinking and design to challenge both what we know and how we use materials. The conference was founded by designer and TED Senior Fellow Suzanne Lee in 2014 and…

Katia Vega

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Wearable Technology

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @lula_clotmag)   When we think about cosmetics, the first words that come to our mind are lipstick, rouge, foundation, eyeshadow or mascara, to name just a few. However when Katia Vega thinks about cosmetics she goes a step further asking the…

Dunne & Raby

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Key Artists

  Words by Cathrine Disney (Twitter @CathrineDisney)   In opposition to the narrow role of consumer driven design in the development of existing and emerging technologies, design duo Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby use design as a tool to critique, discuss, debate and speculate. After…

Thought Collider

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

  Words by Cathrine Disney (Twitter @CathrineDisney)   A theme continuing to weave through the work of Thought Collider, the experimental critical art and design duo, Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, examines what we often perceive as intangible, non-functional biological waste material of human…