ArtScience IGEM team
-bacteria that prevents corrosion
-Time keeper or clock
-Related to weather - smell of rain
-Bacteria that is resistant to Scientific Probing/Instruments
-Mirror of bacteria
-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
-Self mutating Bacteria
-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.
-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
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.
Hybrid creatures from mythology:
- Kala tahu 1.jpg
Rahu has a floating head and is believed to eat the sun and the moon and thereby cause eclipses.
The three goddesses lakshmi, parvati and saraswati.
Art and Politics
Claire Pentecost::Beyond Face
Claire Pentecost::Outfitting the Laboratory of the Symbolic: Towards a Critical Inventory of BioArt
Donna Haraway::Speculative Fabulations for Technoculture's Generations
GeneAeshetics, The Art of Joe Davis
What are bacteria?
Planet of the Bacteria
Design & Technology
Designer Bacteria may have a future in Fashion
Sunlight to Oil via Designer Bacteria
Loop.ph-Design Research Studio
Laughing in a sine curve- Abhishek Hazra[
Some interesting bio-design stuff by Brandon Ballangee and the likes. []
Extracting DNA at home 
Harvard 2006: Explaining their process[]
Introduction to Biological Engineering Design 
Introduction to Synthetic Biology
General Design Links