Synthetic Biology Tag

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…

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…

Andrew Pelling

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biomedia, Key Artists

  Words by Ana Sancho   From unusual and extraordinary perspectives is how projects get started in the laboratory of Andrew Pelling, a place where the highest values are curiosity and the exploration of creative science. Pelling is a scientist and entrepreneur whose team at the…

Oron Catts

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biomedia, Key Artists

  Words by Meritxell Rosell (Twitter @dancingmoog)   Reflections into materiality of life, the core of existence itself, has been the creative motor of Oron Catts* (along with his partner and main collaborator Ionat Zurr). The artist, curator and visiting professor at the Royal College…

Jaime Tai

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Contributors, Scout & Trends, Wearable Technology

  Words by Cathrine Disney (Twitter @CathrineDisney) Central Saint Martins MA Material Futures graduate and designer-researcher hybrid, Jaime Tai, is blurring the boundaries between design and science, building facts and ideas into tangible multi-layered scenarios. Tai’s work encourages us to think big about the future and the implications…

Zoë Hough

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

  Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @lula_clotmag) Speculative designer and artist Zoë Hough is blending the boundaries between science, politics, society and art to stimulate debate and reflection around issues regarding happiness or aging and its consequences. Zoë Hough uses speculative design as a tool and…

Christina Agapakis

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

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Christina Agapakis —biologist and artist— explores new scenarios in which is possible to question the relationship between humans and bacteria to promote reflection in society.   Human microbes, evolution biology, cheese, smell and body odors are some of the words that…

Jalila Essaïdi

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Bioartist Jalila Essaïdi has been always inspired by stories. Stories about safety, vulnerability and silk spider. Stories about using silk in combat. Stories about Genghis Khan who once used silk in a battle when he issued all his horsemen with silk…

Natsai Audrey Chieza

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Designer, researcher, materiologist and futurist, Zimbabwe-born and London-based Natsai Audrey Chieza is bringing a new perspective to design that encompasses science and technology. Her conceptual work, ideas and thoughts are expressed creatively and the viewer is invited to think differently about…

Amy Congdon

Posted by CLOT Magazine in Biodesign, Scout & Trends

Words by Lula Criado (Twitter @Lula_ClotMag) Amy Congdon —London-based designer— employs speculative design to inspire and provoke critical thinking focused on the creation of bespoke biological textiles. Congdon uses design to produce conceptual work that helps imagine and understand that what is called reality can be different.  …