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Talk on NanoŠmano at SloNano2011

NanoŠmano vs. wetPONG – Experiences in Outreach and Education at the BioNanoInterface

Marc R. Dusseiller 1,2 , Erik Reimhult 3, Špela Petrič ,1,4,8, Gorazd Planinšič 5, Bengt Sjölén 1,6, Urs Gaudenz 1,7, Jurij Krpan 8

1. International Hackteria Society, Switzerland
2. School for Lifesciences, FHNW, Switzerland
3. Dep of Nanobiotechnology, BOKU Wien, Austria
4. Institue of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, UL, Ljubljana, Slovenia
5. Faculty for mathematics and physics, UL, Ljubljana, Slovenia
6. Automata, Stockholm, Sweden
7. Technik & Architektur, HSLU, Switzerland
8. Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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The scientific and technological endeavours currently being conducted on the scale of a few nanometers have led to a merging of disciplines from biology, physics, material science and engineering. At the nanometerwide interface of technological artefacts to living systems various phenomena occur that needs a broader approach for understanding, manipulation and utilization. To be able to conduct such transdisciplinary research projects new ways of communication and collaboration are now being established, which also need to be founded on new methods in education for young scientists. While these future hybrid-devices are being promised to lead to magnificent improvements in the quality of life, sustainability or market potential, they also raise fears and misconceptions in the general public. We will try to conclude from personal experiences in the framework of the hackteria network (1) and in educational projects with students in life sciences, game-designers, artists, hackers and children, how these issues can be approached. During these transdisciplinary collaborations we have developed new concepts, which include hands-on, interactive experimentation combining technology and living systems, methods of cultivating creativity across disciplines and public dissemination of Bio- and Nanotechnology.

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