Curiosity Stream

Maybe you’ve also already watched everything of conceivable interest on Netflix and Hulu, and even a few things you’d never admit to having watched. Here’s an alternative recently recommended by a friend: Curiosity Stream. Currently only 12 bucks a month. There’s a bunch of stuff from mushrooms, to the microbiome, various animals, diseases, tech, all […]

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Keep calm…

I do not wish to share in the latest panic, but instead urge people to keep their nerves – and common sense. I have created a graphic contribution on the topic, and t-shirts and a few other items with the design can be bought on Society6 and Redbubble. Hopefully the humour won’t go unnoticed, but […]

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Materials in Progress

Sascha Peters and Diana Drewes of Haute Innovation Berlin, have written a wonderful book on new materials and processes for designers and architects. In the US you can get it on Amazon. Sascha and Diana have been such great proponents of my work in the last few years, it has been wonderful working with them. […]

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Open call – Design in a time of urgency

I think this is an open call worth looking at: https://opencall.sciencegallery.com/design Particularly for people in my network, the understanding of what design is and can do, is much wider than that of the average person in design (not to mention the general public). All too often design is confused with styling – I hope this […]

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Replication crisis and artwork

The last few months have been tough with very slow progress on bio-cementation front. I am starting to wonder, if the replication crisis is real. In the case of the protocols we’re trying to replicate, I don’t know if the scientists fudged the data, the write-up, or have simply left out vital information (maybe in […]

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Microscopic success

I guess even small victories have to be celebrated. My bio-concrete experiment is moving extremely slowly, but it is moving. On a microscopic scale, to be precise. Sometimes I have a hard time understanding things that are so small I cannot see or touch them, but luckily we have instruments that go a long way […]

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“A kick ass woman in tech”

One of the great aspects of being involved with a space like Genspace is that it attracts a really interesting array of people. The latest addition to Genspace’s team is Ashley Jane Lewis, who’s a Maker and Youth Educator. One of her foci is the empowerment of girls and other marginalised groups in tech, which […]

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Science by smell

One of the unexpected paths I went down over the course of the last two weeks was to judge the success of a current experiment by smell. A bit over a week ago, I started my bio-cementation experiment using a bacterium that can synthesise urea and calcium ions into calcites – a natural cementation material. […]

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Resortecs

First off, “Disruptive Materials” at Interzum 2019 was fantastic. My thanks again to everybody who was part of the organisational team and those who supported my project. I will upload some images soon. At the congress I met a super smart young man called Cedric¬†Vanhoeck, founder of Resortecs. He and his team developed a thread […]

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Algal thermometer for Interzum 2019

The new, more portable and packable design for the algae-powered thermometer is ready. It’ll premiere at Interzum 2019¬†from May 21st to 23rd in Cologne. I will also be giving a presentation on plant power as part of the congress “Disruptive Materials” curated by Haute Innovation Berlin. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who was able to make […]

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