• Research
  • Rise of the Necrofauna

    Rise of the Necrofauna: A Provocative Look at the Science, Ethics and Risks of De-Extinction is coming out Fall 2017. Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray. What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth―fascinating science, […]

  • Writing
  • Scenario Magazine article: Re-writing extinction

    I have an article in the new print issue of Scenario Magazine, now on newsstands in 23 countries and available from their online shop. In their own words, “SCENARIO is the award-winning magazine on trends, ideas, visions, and possible futures. It was established in 2010 and is developed by futurists from the Copenhagen Institute for […]

  • Writing
  • Motherboard article: This Synthetic Bio Company is Hacking Microbes to Build the Smells of the Future

    I attended Biofabricate 2015 in NYC, where a spirited community of bio-tinkerers and engineers gathered who are trying to #growthefuture with “living machines”. I wrote about the DNA-driven perfumery methods of Gingko Bioworks, one of the presenting companies at the event, for Motherboard/Vice. The article can be found online here.

  • Writing
  • Blogging for the MIT and Culture Kettle collaboration: The Evolving Culture of Science Engagement

    I wrote something that was posted today over on the MIT and Culture Kettle Evolving Culture of Science Engagement website. Full text follows: In the insightful research agenda that appears at the end of the first Evolving Culture of Science Engagement report, some attention is paid to the idea that research is already “out there” […]

  • Writing
  • Interviewed by Sandbox

    The Sandbox Network asked me about why I do what I do, my thoughts on millennials, and a few other satisfyingly open ended questions that allowed me to ramble on about some of the things that I care about. Our interview is up here if you’re interested in reading it.

  • Writing
  • Growing Violacein Factories with Synbiota

    Canadian Biohackers meet the Open Web I attended the world’s first “open distributed genetic engineering event” that happened this weekend in Haliburton, Ontario and is subsequently rolling out in several DIY “do-it-yourself” biology labs (i.e. independent non-institutionally supported labs) all over the world. (If you search #sciencehack on Twitter you’ll find some documentation). All those […]

  • Art
  • We launched Ladies Lugging Gear for all kinds of creative women in Toronto

    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 […]

  • Art
  • LADIES LUGGING GEAR has launched!

    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 […]

  • Writing
  • Article published in .dpi Journal about synthetic biology, citizen science, art and design

    See original published version with visuals (French included) here http://dpi.studioxx.org/demo/?q=fr/no/22/+Art-design-and-democracy-in-open-source-synthetic-biology-par-Britt-Wray Text below: Art, design and democracy in open-source synthetic biology Synthetic biology is a term that has been used since as early as 1905 when French biologist Stéphane Leduc claimed he had created La Biologie Synthethique: inorganic chemical gardens he made from metals and inks. […]