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:
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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:
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:
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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.
Some basics of Gene Expression and production of Protiens and Enzymes by Gene's
May 23rd-May 25th
Presentation ideas- Bollywood sculpture?
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
Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr::The ethics of experiential engagement with the manipulation of life
GeneAeshetics, The Art of Joe Davis
Designer Bodies: Towards a Posthuman Condition
What are bacteria?
Planet of the Bacteria
Introductory Video Lectures in Biology[http://videolectures.net/mit7012f04_introduction_biology/
DNA from the beginning
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. []
Student Book from IGEM 
Gel Electrophoresis 
Extracting DNA at home 
Harvard 2006: Explaining their process[]
Introduction to Biological Engineering Design 
Introduction to Synthetic Biology
Ibio Seminars 
General Design Links