Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist, designer and writer, who investigates emerging technology and science and explores the role of design in the biotech revolution through research into synthetic biology. She is a design fellow on the international research project, Synthetic Aesthetics, an NSF/EPSRC-funded project (Stanford University/University of Edinburgh), where she is studying the shared and shifting territory between synthetic biology, art, and design. Ginsberg also designed “Synthesis,” a one-week, intensive synthetic biology lab workshop for artists, designers, scientists and others, in collaboration with The Arts Catalyst, UCL, SymbioticA, and Synthetic Aesthetics, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
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This week in PopTech: Mythologies of the not yet, building with biology and why things bounce back

This week in PopTech: Mythologies of the not yet, building with biology and why things bounce back

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg: A new discourse between science and design

Designer and artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg devotes her time to reworking the language of design to account for the biotech revolution. The tool kit that’s currently at our fingertips, she believes, limits our ability to fully imagine the possibilities. She’s been looking to synthetic biology, or the design and construction of new biological functions and systems

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Saturday round-up: Highlights, snapshots and quotable moments

Saturday round-up: Highlights, snapshots and quotable moments

Today we met an eleven-year old boy wonder, heard from Botswana’s first female high court judge, listened to the Earth through its auroras and earthquakes, and got the lowdown from the White House’s new head of the Office of Social Innovation. The “original Batman” taught the crowd echolocation, a man drew circles with his body and two Pakastani friends harmonized about their homeland

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The World Rebalancing: Additional speakers announced for PopTech 2011!

The World Rebalancing: Additional speakers announced for PopTech 2011!