A FILMMAKER AND ARTIST COLLABORATE TO FILM BIOHACKING & "BIOART" PRACTICES ACROSS THE GLOBE
DIYSECT (pronounced like "dissect") focuses on DIY Biology and the Biology-Art intersection. In Summer 2013, we traveled across the United States and Canada to film biohackers, bioartists, synthetic biologists, writers, and curators on this growing phenomenon of "biotinkering" on the non-institutional level. Our goal is to raise questions and discuss the way biotechnology is changing our society: What are its political, social, and even philosophical implications? What does this mean for average citizens and their future? How are "bioart" and biohacking practices affecting (will affect) the whole of society? And most importantly, who gets access? The documentary web-series is divided into ~15 minute episodes where each focuses on a different theme within biotechnology (bioterrorism, transgenics, genetic technologies, etc). By using the web-series format, we are able to cover more content and people in shorter, more digestible episodes. DIYSECT is hosted on its official website as well as the Vimeo channel, completely free of charge . That way, like our subjects, we're promoting public literacy on biology, too.
- 1 DIYSect: Learning in Public
- 2 DIYSect: Bioterror and Bioerror
- 3 DIYSect: Fear of the Unknown
- 4 DIYSect: Genocracy
- 5 DIYSect: Hybrid Practices