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Some basics of Gene Expression and production of Protiens and Enzymes by Gene's
Some basics of Gene Expression and production of Protiens and Enzymes by Gene's
"May 23rd-May 25th"
Presentation ideas- Bollywood sculpture?
[[File:Nehasculpture.jpg|200px|thumb|left|The Hackteria Sculpture]
== Readings ==
== Readings ==

Revision as of 07:02, 25 May 2009



Akash Hirosh

Dhruv Nawani

Nikhil Patil

Upasana Simha

Sandeep Mathew

Sanya Rai Gupta

Avni Sethi

Neha Bhat

Gautam Vishwanath

Krupakar Dhinakaran


-bacteria that prevents corrosion

-Time keeper or clock

-Combustible bacteria

-Related to weather - smell of rain

-Bacteria that is resistant to Scientific Probing/Instruments

-Mirror of bacteria

-Buoyant bacteria

-Interactive bacteria(painting)

-Another creature made from bacteria

-Bacteria and sound

 - Bacteria visualizations. (Both colour changes and 'choreographed' movement)

-Neuro transmitters- bacteria as sensors for emotions


-Bacteria that detects cravings

-Magnetic bacteria

-Self mutating Bacteria

-Lie detector

-Bacteria creates an identity

-Bacteria becoming material on death

-Constructing a 'Bacterial Ecology'

-Bacteria that acts like oil

 - A lubricant
 - A liquid that can withstand high temperatures
  • Facilitate a group of children to design their 'perfect creature' through visual/tactile media and then draw from these experiences and ideas to build another structure.
  • Basic information on micro biology-synthetic biology becomes accessible in the forms of brochures/charts/posters in the team's work space.


May 15th

-We discussed two Claire Pentacost Readings-Beyond Face and Critical Inventory of BioArt .

-The gist of the Pentacost readings were that artists work with the symbolic and that the Artist's consent to work and learn in public is important.
-We also discussed the political and cultural implications of Scientific Authority.
-We also looked at Tuur Van Balen's Urban Geography project
-Most of the Ideas[see above] today, dealt with the use of bacteria as 
   -a) A sensor or Reactor - (to Inputs,emotions,light..etc)
    -b) A Producer (of energy, proteins..etc)
     -c) A Material

-Is there Any way in which we can look at Bacteria from a purely non-symbiotic / non-anthropomorphic viewpoint? -Can we use our technological "progress" to give a non-selfish gift back to our ecological siblings?

-Replace financial transactions with Bacteria

May 16th

Here's some creatures we created using techno-scientific jargon and aesthetics:

Today's reading was called Speculative Fabulations for Technoculture's Generation by Donna Haraway.

-The article is primarily a review of the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini's work and a recapitulation of Haraway's philosophies .

-One of the things enduring about the reading was her appeal to "love" our creations, not in a tech.no- phillic sense but in a more nurturing and caring way.

May 17th

Hybrid creatures from mythology:

May 19th

We spent the day in NCBS picking up some standard biological techniques-Gel electrophoresis And looking at some of the microscopy equipment at NCBS.

Some images of our day at NCBS:

May 21st

We put down all the information that we had about learnt about geosmin. We then put down the various paths we could take in order to produce the results we wanted. This exercise cleared certain doubts we had, but also raised a lot of questions.

First Prototype of the Bacteria

May 22nd

Today's Reading:


Some basics of Gene Expression and production of Protiens and Enzymes by Gene's

"May 23rd-May 25th"

Presentation ideas- Bollywood sculpture?

[[File:Nehasculpture.jpg|200px|thumb|left|The Hackteria Sculpture]


Art and Politics

Claire Pentecost::Beyond Face[1]

Claire Pentecost::Outfitting the Laboratory of the Symbolic: Towards a Critical Inventory of BioArt[2]

Donna Haraway::Speculative Fabulations for Technoculture's Generations[3]

Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr::The ethics of experiential engagement with the manipulation of life


GeneAeshetics, The Art of Joe Davis[4]

Adam Zaretsky[5]

Patricia Piccinini[6]

Designer Bodies: Towards a Posthuman Condition[7]


What are bacteria?[8]

Planet of the Bacteria[9]

Introductory Video Lectures in Biology[http://videolectures.net/mit7012f04_introduction_biology/

DNA from the beginning[10]

Design & Technology

Urban BioGeography[11]

Designer Bacteria may have a future in Fashion[12]

Sunlight to Oil via Designer Bacteria[13]

Loop.ph-Design Research Studio[14]

Laughing in a sine curve- Abhishek Hazra[[15]

Some interesting bio-design stuff by Brandon Ballangee and the likes. [[16]]

Synthetic Biology:

Student Book from IGEM [17]

Gel Electrophoresis [18]

Extracting DNA at home [19]

Harvard 2006: Explaining their process[[20]]

The Synthetic Biology Comic[[21]] The .pdf version is here:[22]

Introduction to Biological Engineering Design [23]

Introduction to Synthetic Biology[24]

Ibio Seminars [25]

General Design Links