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Genecraft Biohack

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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.

BOM's Space Biohack in 2016 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 Genecraft Biohack is an event where enthusiasts, scientists and artists come together and creatively explore what the future of humanity might look like. Hands-on workshops and discussions will urge 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 presents a fascinating insight into her artistic process to create the work Heirloom including the challenges and opportunities she faced whilst developing brand new processes, ethical issues and her collaboration with Dr John Hunt, Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Liverpool

For more info 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.

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