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Dr Brian Degger(UK/AU) is an Art and Science practitioner with a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology. He produces workshops around a variety of scientific enquiries with a focus on DIY Biology. These have included octopus dissections, kitchen-cooked bioplastic and hacking webcams into microscopes. In collaboration with artists and technologists, he uses scientific and open source methodologies to explore diverse research areas such as bacterial cultivation and fermentation, accessible and buildable technology, aquatic ecologies and open source science. Published articles have appeared in SpotOn(Nature) on Citizen Science and in Fibreculture on artists access to cutting edge technology.