For a few episodes now, Arthur has been going back and forth between scientific disciplines: medicine, physics, biology. Today, he meets with Karen Uriot, a young PhD student in biotechnology. Will he pull this off, with all these complicated words, like neuronal cells, axons, or lasers?
How much can we already be repaired thanks to robotics applied to medical purposes? Piece by piece, humans are pushing the bionic man towards reality. Science fiction has long questioned the dangers of building powerful, “intelligent” robots, supplementing our body and mind.
SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department.
DIY biotechnology refers to refers to making biotechnology more accessible to the citizens and giving them the opportunity to make many experiments in the laboratories, but under control. DIY biotechnology is great for both adults and children, but is also useful for citizen scientists.
Genspace is the New York City's Community Biolab. It's a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology.It's a workspace for scientists, artists, writers,etc. who pursue a wide variety of biotechnology projects that can be commercial, artistic, or just fun.
Technology and art relate more to each other than you might think. The Transhumanist movement embraces technologies like cognitive science, cryonics, artificial intelligence and biotechnology—the same forces that are bringing about profound physical and societal change.