- 1 Marc Dusseiller - Biography
- 2 Short Biography
- 3 Ultra Short Biography
- 4 Videos / Interviews
- 4.1 BAFU Magazin «die umwelt» 2/2019 - Gentechnologie
- 4.2 Marc 是谁 on Wechat, by Vivi for SZOIL
- 4.3 Marc Dusseiller on Workshops
- 4.4 Karkhana: Makers Hackers or Slackers, Interview by Sabhyata Timsina
- 4.5 Makery: Marc Dusseiller, Biohack Pioneer & Coconut Researcher
- 4.6 The Art of Open and Free Science, MCD #68, 2012, Ed. A. Delfanti, Interview S. Tocchetti
- 4.7 SRF Einstein - Der Wissenschafts-Rebell: Bio-Hacker Marc Dusseiller
- 4.8 Seni Gotong Royong*: HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta
- 4.9 PlayAround 09 – TechNomads, Taiwan (Documentary)
- 4.10 Interview / Documentary on Hackteria (2010), German with Engl. subtitles
- 5 Articles
Marc Dusseiller - Biography
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Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He performs DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops in lo-fi electronics and synths, hardware hacking for citizen science and DIY microscopy. He also loves coconuts. He was co-organizing Dock18, Room for Mediacultures, diy* festival (Zürich, Switzerland), KIBLIX 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia), workshops for artists, schools and children as the former president (2008-12) of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, ETHZ. In collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, he has started the BioTehna Lab in Ljubljana (2012 - 2013), an open platform for interdisciplinary and artistic research on life sciences. Currently, he is developing means to perform bio- and nanotechnology research and dissemination, Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, in a DIY / DIWO fashion in kitchens, ateliers and in the Majority World. He was the co-organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 - 2017 Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore, Yogyakarta and Klöntal and collaborated on the organisation of the BioFabbing Convergence, 2017, in Geneva and the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, GOSH! 2016, Geneva & 2018, in Shenzhen.
- http://www.dusseiller.ch/labs/ (outdated)
Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Hackteria network. Before travelling the world for making DIY / DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation with living media, Marc entered the world of DIY electronics, designing printed circuit boards for synthesizers and organizing workshops and festivals mostly in Zürich, Taipei and Yogyakarta. He also loves coconuts.
More kinda schoolish
Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Global Hackteria Network, Co-organiser of [GOSH, Gathering for Open Science Hardware]. He loves making DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation and works in an integral way, combining science, art and education. He has worked as guest faculty and mentor at various schools, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore (IN), UCSB (USA) and in Switzerland, FHNW, HEAD, ETHZ. He lives and works in Zürich, Yogyakarta and Taipei. He also loves synhtesizers and coconuts.
Ultra Short Biography
Videos / Interviews
BAFU Magazin «die umwelt» 2/2019 - Gentechnologie
Am Ende des Gesprächs muss die Frage doch noch gestellt werden: «Sind Sie eigentlich ein Rebell?» Ja, antwortet Marc Dusseiller, ohne zu zögern, das könne man schon sagen. Dies hört sich ein bisschen gefährlicher an, als es tatsächlich ist. Es bedeutet: Der 43-jährige Schaffhauser beschreitet aussergewöhnliche Wege. Er promovierte in Material- und Nanobiowissenschaften und absolvierte danach ein Postdocstudium in Robotik. Weil er «immer sehr an der interdisziplinären Arbeit interessiert» war, konnte sich Marc Dusseiller eine klassische Forscherkarriere mit engem Themenspektrum nicht vorstellen. Er verliess die Universität 2006 und arbeitet seither als freischaffender Dozent und Veranstalter von Workshops. Er experimentierte zudem mit elektronischer Musik und wurde Mitbegründer der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Mechatronische Kunst (SGMK) in Zürich.
Marc 是谁 on Wechat, by Vivi for SZOIL
Marc Dusseiller on Workshops
As a co-founder of Hackteria.org and classically trained scientist, Marc Dusseiller has been the initiator of several events and gatherings on the topic of DIY, DIWO, biohacking, bioart, and workshop pedagogy. In particular the HackteriaLab events emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration and cultural impact (footage features HLab14: Yogyakarta and Bio-Commons Lab at RuralHub, Italy).
Karkhana: Makers Hackers or Slackers, Interview by Sabhyata Timsina
I sat down with Marc on the last day of K_space to chat about his work and ended up having a long conversation about the socio-political meaning of hacking, the direction in which the maker movement is headed, hacking as a teaching method and gender dynamics within the technical field. The interview, transcribed below, is a great explainer on what making and hacking looks like outside of the vacuum of technical fields and instead embedded within society, politics and history.
Makery: Marc Dusseiller, Biohack Pioneer & Coconut Researcher
Long and two part interview by Ewen Chardronnet for Makery done during Interactivos?16, June 2016, published in French and English in July 2016
Part 1 Marc Dusseiller, biohack pioneer: This summer, we’re traveling with Swiss globetrotter Marc Dusseiller, who cofounded Hackteria, the international open source network of biohackers and bioartists. In this first part, the ex-researcher in nanotechnology talks about how the DIYbio movement came to Europe and founding Hackteria in India in 2009.
Part 2 How to (not) innovate with a coconut: Marc Dusseiller, co-founder of the DIYbio network Hackteria, is a passionate promoter of open hardware. This is all the more evident in part 2 of our interview, where the activist scientist talks about the DIY microscope and the propaganda of innovation, which led him to create the Center for Alternative Coconut Research.
The Art of Open and Free Science, MCD #68, 2012, Ed. A. Delfanti, Interview S. Tocchetti
Download the extracted pages from the Open Science section here.
Could you explain what is Open Source Biological Art and how it relates to DIY biology?
Whether it is a wiki or a workshop or both doesn’t really matter, what is essential is to enable people to collaborate and shaer knowle edge and instructions. Open Source Biological Art enables people to perform complex scientific protocols without the support of an official institution. We believe that it is important to enable more people to feel confident in working with living systems in order for creative and new ideas to emerge. When applied to science and art, it can create a new type of public participation and understanding of both domains.
What is your view on the future of citizen science?
My hope is that if more people are making things with their hands and have this direct and everyday experience with scientific protocols, we can demystify science and open the whole decision making process to more people and opinions. I think this is the future society, where I want to live, a place where tinkerers and lay people find new and unexpected uses and functions of technologies and scientific knowledge, where they hack it and adapt it to their dreams and lives and don’t wait for some big corporation or government to decide what is good or safe for them.
SRF Einstein - Der Wissenschafts-Rebell: Bio-Hacker Marc Dusseiller
Marc Dusseiller hat seine erfolgreiche Forscherkarriere hingeschmissen und ist Biohacker geworden. Er experimentiert in seinem Heimlabor, verbindet Wissenschaft und Kunst und will damit die breite Masse für die Biologie begeistern. Der Querdenker bewegt sich zwischen Anarchismus, Kunst und Wissenschaft. «Einstein» zeigt in einem Portrait wie der Biohacker Würste zum Leuchten bringt und gibt Einblick in die noch junge Bewegung der „do it yourself“-Biologie.
Seni Gotong Royong*: HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta
HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakakarta is a two-weeks making-oriented gathering of researchers, artists, scientists, academicians, hackers and whatevers in Yogyakarta. It was hosted by LIFEPATCH - citizen initiative in art, science and technology and co-organized together with HACKTERIA | Open Source Biological Art in collaboration with various regional partners. As a web and community platform, Hackteria tries to encourage scientists, hackers and artists to collaborate and combine their expertise, write critical and theoretical reflections, share simple instructions to work with life science technologies and cooperate on the organization of workshops, festival and meetings.
Produced and directed by X-Code films, this documentary was made during the two weeks of HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta. It offers you a glimpse of (almost) everything that happens and documents the participants wish list for future collaborations and works.
PlayAround 09 – TechNomads, Taiwan (Documentary)
PlayAround 09 – TechNomads – was the second edition of an intensely parallel and collaborative workshop of mediating the creative use of FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) and DIY practices to an audience of emerging artists of diverse backgrounds. It combines the knowledge creation and open distribution of new media technologies and contemporary art practices in a socially responsible and relevant context.
Interview / Documentary on Hackteria (2010), German with Engl. subtitles
Video produced by Migros Kulturprozent and Christoph Merian Verlag for the DVD publication "Digital Culture and Media Art from Switzerland – Edition 2010". You can find the full publication on digital brainstorming: http://www.digitalbrainstorming.ch/programm/dvd2010
Good old times... when dusjagr was still writing papers!