1. Making Life Exhibition: Gallery Opening

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    The exhibition at Lasipalatsi Näyttely presented artistic responses and prototypes as a first result of Making_Life. Five different groups composed from the workshop participants are testing approaches for a critical cultural perception of synthetic biology.

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    • The Microbial Verdict : You Live Until You Die

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      This short film is part of the speculative design project 'The Microbial Verdict : You Live Until You Die' http://zoehough.co.uk/The-Microbial-Verdict

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      • Synthetic Protection: Biointelligent Membranes - Cathrine Disney

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        Set in the year 2100, this dystopian speculative textiles project is based on the disastrous effects of global warming. By this time, the consequences of global warming are so severe that conventional clothing is no longer an appropriate form of protection for the human body. The unpredictable extremes of weather have created the need for materials to be environmentally responsive. These Biointelligent Membranes are based on principles of Synthetic Biology, designed in collaboration with Dr Darren Nesbeth, UCL.

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        • Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology: Research Agendas

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          Who should govern synthetic biology? What are the ethical dimensions and visions for its desirable futures? How could we facilitate better and closer collaboration and organization across the disciplines? In November 2014, presenters David Guston (ASU) and Jenny Brian (ASU), along with Richard Murray (Caltech) organized a workshop in Tempe, AZ, to help explore and articulate research agendas in the societal aspects of synthetic biology. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the workshop gathered approximately 115 researchers from social and technical fields to generate, articulate, and disseminate ideas for research on the societal aspects of synthetic biology. At this seminar, Guston and Brian presented the initial results of that workshop and sketch out potential research agendas and scholarly and professional infrastructures to support an integrated research program that encourages awareness among all groups, facilitates better and closer collaboration and organization across the disciplines, and opens up possibilities for new research directions.

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          • Synpromics

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            Synpromics, based in Edinburgh, UK, is a privately funded synthetic biology company that has developed a proprietary technology to optimise the design of synthetic promoters. This allows improved control of gene expression in any cell or condition of interest.

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            • Applied Biology

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              Keira Havens, Co-Founder & CEO of Revolution Bioengineering, explains the different language, definitions and distinctions used in Bioengineering.

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              • Amyris & DARPA (5 min Overview)

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                Working with U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Amyris is encoding DNA to create high performance materials to meet the needs of a growing world. These advanced technologies developed under the DARPA Living Foundries program are leading the synthetic biology industrial revolution that drives a 350 billion dollar bioeconomy.

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                • Amyris & DARPA (3 min Overview)

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                  Working with U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Amyris is encoding DNA to create high performance materials to meet the needs of a growing world. These advanced technologies developed under the DARPA Living Foundries program are leading the synthetic biology industrial revolution that drives a 350 billion dollar bioeconomy.

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                  • George Church on Singularity 1on1: Inactivity and Complacency Are The Most Dangerous Ideas

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                    https://www.singularityweblog.com/george-church-on-singularity-1-on-1/ Dr. “George Church is one of the most brilliant scientists in the world,” says Steven Pinker on the front cover of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves. Regenesis is the recent book that Church wrote together with Ed Regis, where the authors “imagine a future in which human beings have become immune to all viruses, in which bacteria can custom-produce everyday items, like a drinking cup, or generate enough electricity or biofuel to end oil dependency. Building a house would entail no more work than planting a seed in the ground…” These are just few low-hanging fruits that the tree of synthetic biology may provide for us. So why is it that some scared pundits are calling it “the most dangerous idea”?!… During my Singularity 1 on 1 interview with George Church we discuss the above plus a variety of other topics such as: how he got interested in genetics and why he considers himself more of a technologist and inter-disciplinarian; the synthetic biology revolution of the past few years (beating Moore’s Law by a factor of 6); his views on religion; his dyslexia, high cholesterol and other mutations; 23andMe and DNA testing in general; the difference between genetics and synthetic biology; transhumanism, faith, mirror organisms and mirror humans; intellectual property rights and patenting living organisms; genomics and longevity… My two favorite quotes from Dr. Church are: “Inactivity and complacency are the most dangerous ideas… and assuming things will be fine if we do nothing.” “We should not assume things will stay the way they are. Or that inactivity is the right path.”

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                    • Revolution Bioengineering - Meet Keira & Nikolai

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                      Hello! We're Keira & Nikolai, the founders of Revolution Bioengineering. Here's a little bit about us & why we decided to make color-changing flowers. Get your flower at www.colorchangingflowers.com and join us at our Q&A tomorrow with PLoS SynBio (http://bit.ly/1GXtNAx)!

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