Article in Haute Innovation Magazine

In anticipation of two upcoming exhibitions in Germany, both curated by Dr. Sascha Peters, Haute Innovation in Berlin have published an article on the algae-powered thermometer. The thermometer will be shown in the “Materials Labyrinth” at BUGA and “Disruptive Materials” at Interzum – at the latter I will also be giving a presentation on my […]

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… and all that sand!

Our experimentation with bio-cementation has yielded mixed results so far. We’re definitely on the right way and at this point manage to bind sand together using our special urease mix. But the resulting composite is fairly brittle. Over the next weeks, we’ll address the physical properties of our bio-bricks and hope to come up with […]

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Experimentations with bio-cement

I am excited about having started a long awaited endeavour: to try and create biological cement. The cement and concrete industries contribute a whopping 7% to all carbon dioxide emissions and are therefore serious polluters. Cement and concrete are incredibly prolific and undeniably useful materials, luckily new methods exist to produce them – for example […]

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Guy XY – Turing Cabaret

Earlier this year my friend and talented musician Guy Harries released “Turing Cabaret” under his dark wave band name “Guy XY”. Guy has always been fascinated by the relationship between music and science, particularly mathematics. The album weaves these themes into each other together with Turing’s difficult life story. It’s hard to explain with words, […]

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Artwork in silent auction

At tomorrow’s Genspace birthday bash, I’ll have a trio of art prints in their silent auction. This is a one-off edition for their size and format of our old friends “Mycelium in a petri dish”, “Syntrichia”, and “Dunaliella salina”. Other cool stuff will be on auction – so come by!

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Genspace’s 10th anniversary party

You’re invited to Genspace’s ten year birthday party. December 3rd at Caveat in New York’s Lower East Side. It’s free, so come find out about Genspace and get acquainted with Caveat – the only venue I know of focussing on “intelligent nightlife”. Don’t miss the DNA-infused cocktails, bioluminescent decorations, a community time capsule, a silent […]

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Science in Our Neighbourhood Oct 15

Genspace’s Science Communication Ambassador, David Chuchuca, shows his photography around the topic of the relationship between science and community. David is a microbiology graduate student turned photographer. After two years conducting laboratory research into biofilm dispersion, David left the lab bench to investigate spaces where our scientific institutions and local communities interact The exhibition is […]

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Thingconnect

Build an internet-connected lab

A plug for my partner at thingconnect.cc who is running an Internet-of-Things workshop at Genspace in October/November: Tickets available here on Eventbrite. “The buzzwords ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Physical computing’ have attracted public attention. This class elucidates the topics using a practical example–an incubator monitor for the laboratory which can send an alert via email, […]

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