background preloader


Facebook Twitter

3D bioprinting. 3D bioprinting is the process of generating spatially-controlled cell patterns using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability are preserved within the printed construct.[1]:1 The first patent related to this technology was filed in the United States in 2003 and granted in 2006.[1]:1[2] Process[edit] Using 3D bioprinting for fabricating biological constructs typically involves dispensing cells onto a biocompatible scaffold using a successive layer-by-layer approach to generate tissue-like three-dimensional structures.[3]:3 Artificial organs such as livers and kidneys made by 3D bioprinting have been shown to lack crucial elements that affect the body such as working blood vessels, tubules for collecting urine, and the growth of billions of cells required for these organs.

3D bioprinting

Applications[edit] Impact[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c Doyle, Ken (15 May 2014). Microbiologists Create ‘Starry Night’ And Other Art With Bacteria For First Microbe Art Competition. The American Society for Microbiologists recently hosted its first international ‘Agar Art’ challenge in which microbiologists from around the world used various microbes and germs to create beautiful works of art in petri dishes.

Microbiologists Create ‘Starry Night’ And Other Art With Bacteria For First Microbe Art Competition

The submissions included recognizable paintings like Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ as well as original microbe paintings. The scientists used nutritious agar jelly as a “canvas” for their colorful microbes. While they do add an element of randomness as they grow, they can also do things that paint cannot – some of them emit bioflourescent light under certain conditions, while others, guided by the scientists, grew into perfect tree-branch patterns or jelly-fish tentacles. For more about the process behind art like this, read about the work of Tasha Sturm, a microbiologist who used an agar dish to capture the germs on an eight-year-old boy’s hand. More info: | | Facebook Flowering Sunshine, Shigella, Salmonella. Ciencia - BBC Mundo. Biohacking, el “hazlo tú mismo” de la ciencia. ¿Qué es el biohacking?

Biohacking, el “hazlo tú mismo” de la ciencia

Esta filosofía desarrollada algunas décadas atrás, aboga por el acceso gratuito, libre y práctico a la información científica. ¿Te atreves a montarte tu propio laboratorio? Si hay algo de lo que podemos presumir los divulgadores científicos es de que estamos consiguiendo que el mundo se interese por la ciencia. Robert Darnton - Breaking the Wall of Inaccessible Knowledge. How Digitization Can Democratize Culture. Bio Art Lab at SVA, New York City. BioDesign - Nature Science Creativity. 1. Learning in Public — DIYSECT. The first episode of the DIYSECT web-series, 'Learning in Public' introduces several members of the do-it-yourself biology movement (Norfolk's Biologik, Victoria's Biospace, and Sunnyvale's Biocurious), as well as tactical performance artists Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble), Claire Pentecost, and subRosa (Faith Wilding and Hyla Willis).

1. Learning in Public — DIYSECT

What these groups have in common is idea of public amateurism: hacking hardware, ideas, and life, and revealing that process in the public sphere. These practices reinforce the idea that you don't have to be classically trained to engage with biology, and show that having access to the tools of biotechnology empowers the everyday citizen with technical knowledge as well as social-political insight into the world we live in. Linda Weintraub: To Life! UNDER TOMORROWS SKY. Sterile - REVITAL COHEN & TUUR VAN BALEN. BioArt: Is It Art? Is It Science? Is It the Future? When artist Eduardo Kac presented Alba, a genetically engineered fluorescent rabbit, to the world in 2000 and dubbed her "transgenic art," it stirred up a great deal of controversy: Was "GFP Bunny" truly an art form?

BioArt: Is It Art? Is It Science? Is It the Future?

Was this type of genetic modification — in the name of art — ethical? Bioart, a term coined by Kac, aims to provoke social discussion. Pushing the envelope like this is nothing new in the art world — from da Vinci to Duchamp, artists throughout history have often traversed new, controversial territories to awaken social consciousness, encourage thought-provoking conversation and address pressing existential questions. Though there is some speculation on a precise definition, the label "bioart" serves as an umbrella term for the use of living tissues, bacteria and organisms in creating intriguing –- and often shocking -– works of art.

"The lab is a garden, and the bioartist is the gardener for the new millennium,"


BIOS (bio culture art) SymbioticA : SymbioticA : The University of Western Australia. Arts, Research & {future} Design - Collection. Balancing nature & technology ___ The Transnatural Label offers smart design and breathtaking art in which nature & technology come together in unison.

Arts, Research & {future} Design - Collection

Light, interior and outdoor design are part of the collection, and all have an essential function and exceptional aesthetic. Next to ready made design products, fresh material concepts are a starting point and processed in all kind of in- and outdoor features. The designers’ production methods pay close attention to new, alternative energy and material resources. Transnatural explores ways how to (re-) design our living spaces so that humans, nature and technology can expand, enrich and feed each other. Below you find an overview of our latest art & design collection. You can visit the ongoing showcase at the Lijnbaansgracht 148a BG, Amsterdam The Netherlands. Festival 2012. Discovery Festival. Team:Groningen/Festivals. Team:Groningen/Festivals.