Bio+Hacker+Art-Space Tour California 2012
Bio+Hackter+Art-Spaces in western California USA
Los Angeles, 71km x 41km, 80 districts and neighborhoods. A huge flat grid. You need to get into the network to understand. We spent most time in Westwood (UCLA), Silver Lake (hippster and creative space), Venice (where the locals hang).
California NanoSystems Institute - CNSI
The NanoSystems Institute is a research facility at UCLA. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nannotechnology. The new complex built in 2007 is equipment with electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes, X-ray diffraction microscopes, specialized optical microscopes, high throughput robotics for molecular screening and class 100 and 1000 clean rooms.
The Art|Sci Center is dedicated to pursuing and promoting the evolving “Third Culture” by facilitating the infinite potential of collaborations between (media) arts and (bio/nano) sciences. http://artsci.ucla.edu/
Hackteria Microscopy Workshop as part of the ArtSci Summer School
Field Trip to the Botanical Garden, looking at collected samples
CNSI Workshop on "Interaction" by Magan Daalder
The ArtSci Gallery within the NanoSystems Institute...
Kind of a well equiped FabLab at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (DMA). However the lab is not realy open access...
Oblong Industries, inc. is remaking the world of computers... These include turnkey products for enabling collaborative and distributed workspaces.