I facilitated a 2-day workshop exploring how synthetic biology research is connected to the external world and how it can be opened up and shared with the public at WISB for their PhDs and Post-docs in synthetic biology. The workshop examined a range of philosophical, ethical, communication, interdisciplinary and societal issues in synthetic biology. In […]
Workshop Poster – Britt Wray Mar16 Societal issues in synthetic biology: why all the fuss about public engagement? Synthetic biologists are increasingly encouraged by funders and employers to engage with publics, in open and dynamic fora, about the implications of their research as well as participate in interdisciplinary collaborations. As a group, synthetic biologists are […]
The EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology at Oxford University kindly invited me to create an afternoon workshop for their PhD students based on my own doctoral thesis that I’m writing/making at the University of Copenhagen. I gave a talk that explored issues and conflicts arising from interdisciplinary collaborations between synthetic […]
A group of 20 philosophers, social scientists, synthetic biologists, public engagement scholars, critical theorists and myself sat in a room together in Berlin 8 hours a day and ate all 3 meals together from Sept 15-19 in an effort to get at the heart of the societal implications of synthetic biology. The things we chatted […]
From Rear View (Projects): Opening Event: Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm Performance at 7:00pm followed by Jimenez Lai in conversation with science radio producer and host Britt Wray (CBC, WNYC) for combined scientific and architectural perspectives on flipping the house. Exhibition Location & Dates: The laneway at Sheridan Avenue & Gordon Street, Toronto (refer to […]
Nadja Oertelt (documentary producer at HarvardX) and I are giving a workshop on citizen science at SXSWedu in March. We’ll be sticking around for SXSWinteractive as well. Will you be there? Feel free to get in touch . Here’s our workshop description: Citizen Science: Education for and by the People Summary #DIYsciSXSW DIY Science has […]
http://www.concordia.ca/events/calendar/2013/11/26/synthetic-biologyinterdisciplinaryperspectives.html CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES Photos from the event can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/78108880@N00/sets/72157638149768756/ (credits David Szanto).
I presented at Pecha Kucha on Nov 5 in Toronto. I told a little story about evolution, vitalism, synthetic biology and a revitalized scientific aim to revive extinct species called de-extinction. I am making a radio documentary right now for CBC Radio One’s Ideas on de-extinction, so I set the stage for my upcoming doc […]
#synthetic biology #science communication #bio art #bio design #diy bio #story telling #critical science [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxJqJ9gTBlQ[/youtube] (If this link is broken to the player above it can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxJqJ9gTBlQ) The Art and Science Journal wrote a review of the TEDx talk I gave at OCAD University on Jan 19, 2013, that the video is […]
Molly, my co-director/co-founder of Ladies Lugging Gear has whipped us up a beautiful new website. Voila! http://ladieslugginggear.com/ ABOUT LADIES LUGGING GEAR We are a monthly Toronto salon-style meet-up for storytelling, narrative crafting, directing, editing, documenting, media making, graphics juicing, animating, photographing, sound producing, street reporting, digitally cavorting Righteous Babes. In short: LADIES LUGGING GEAR is […]
The Art and Science Journal wrote a great review of the inaugural TEDxOCADU event, which I spoke at. Here is what they wrote! (Full piece here: TEDxREVIEW ) TEDxOCADU This Saturday, January 19, The Ontario College of Art and Design University hosted its inaugural TEDxOCADU, dedicating a full day to “ideas worth spreading” specifically themed […]
Created for storytelling, narrative crafting, documenting, media making, graphics juicing, photographing, sound producing, street reporting, digitally cavorting Righteous Babes, this new project co-founded by Molly Holland Willows and myself is a monthly all-female media-storytelling symposium called “Ladies Lugging Gear”. We decided that we wanted to see a centralized social community hub exist in Toronto for […]
If you’re interested in climate change and youth empowerment, Powershift might be right up your alley. How is synthetic biology linked to climate justice? How are people intervening in the way that synthetic biology is practiced to create space for critical discussion around its social implications? What role does art, design, and hacker culture have […]
I’ll be speaking about the research I’ve been doing over the last year on synthetic biology, evolving bioindustrialism, diy bio, diy craft, and the role of interdisciplinarity in emerging biotech. There will be many other interesting speakers explaining their work, mainly from a design perspective. The location is 285 Dundas St W.
On March 3rd, I’m giving a talk at the Knotty Encounters conference, hosted by the Anthropology department at York University. I’ll be talking about the involvement of art and hacker culture in synthetic biology. Here’s a general outline. Changes at the Lab Bench: The Entangled Labour of Art and Hacker Culture in Synthetic Biology I’m […]