Engineering biology sits at the heart of the next technological revolution: genetics, molecular biology, synthetic biology,
We have been manipulating nature for hundreds of years, will it be different? What would the everyday ‘microbial’ world look like? and who is imagining it? DIY bio-hackers are already attempting to democratise the technology and the debate around its use – can the design imagination also participate? bring it into the everyday and add to the discussion?
In the last series we asked if imagination and imaginative processes ‘through Design’ can infect reality and be a contributor to substantial processes of change? perhaps this is where it is needed most?
Thursday 2nd May, 6.30pm, Lichthof 2
Bruce Sterling & Markus Schmidt –
Design Fiction/Citizens and the Public Imagination