bioart projects

A – Symbiose

Die in vitro Orchideengläser sind ein in sich geschlossenes Ökosystem. Sie nehmen nur Sonnen- oder Kunstlicht von Außen auf. Sie sind vor äußeren Umwelteinflüssen wie Bakterien oder Pilzen geschützt. Ein eigener, steriler Lebensraum. Sie leben für sich in Asymbiose. Ihre Reproduzierbarkeit ist vom Labor und Menschen abhängig.

Biohacking talk at paraflows.7 conference

One of the talks at the paraflows.7 REVERSE ENGINEERING conference in Vienna, Austria (14-16. September 2012) deals with the implications of amateur biology.       Biohacking and its societal ramifications Markus Schmidt, 14.9.2012, 16:30, Room D, Quartier 21, Electric Avenue, Museums Quartier. Abstract: Synthetic biology is the attempt to apply engineering principles to biology. Motivated by Richard Feynman’s last words „What ...

in-vitro meat as art: Symbiotica in Vienna

Ionat Zurr from Symbiotica will deliver an oral presentation titled  “Framing in-vitro meat as art“ as part of the ‘Tissue Engineered Nutrition’ panel in the 3rd TERMIS World Congress 2012 “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine” September 5 - 8, 2012 Hofburg Congress Centre | Vienna | Austria    


SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Are we entering in the age of living logic, where the programming, modelling and prediction of lifeforms is actually possible? This masterclass guides the participants towards the ethical, scientific and artistic challenges. With George Church (US), Joe Davis (US) - Winner of 2012 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica, Hybrid Art, Manuel Selg (AT), Markus Schmidt (AT), and Jens Hauser (DE/FR). 27-29 ...

Götterspeise – Plants in Jelly 1.0

Roots anchor plants in the ground, provide nutrients and water for growth and survival. They are intricate, complex & branched structures, strong & fragile, and very diverse.

Anatomy 01

"Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason."  Leonardo da Vinci I started out by exploring questions of  representation (imagination) and observation. I made some first drafts to facilitate my arts-based ...

2012 RCA Design Interaction

Among this year’s graduates at RCA Design Interaction are two graduates who worked with biological material: Stefan Schwabe “The Kernels of Chimaera”, Raphael Kim “Rotifer Farm”

Research society awards the artwork of Anna Dumitriu

Anna Dumitriu is the winner of the Society for Applied Microbiology Communications Award 2012 in the "Professional Communicator" category. Anna is an artist and has used microbiology extensively in much of her work, creating exhibtis such as the 'Normal Flora' project. Note that the Research Society brands her Artwork as "Communication".

Symposium: Ethics and the Arts, June 28th 2012

From June 26th till June 29th 2012 Erasmus MC Rotterdam will host the 11th conference of the International Association of Bioethics: THINKING AHEAD, Bioethics and the Future, and the Future of Bioethics. This conference will discuss key issues relevant for the future, including future technologies in health care, ethics and research in developing countries, synthetic biology, ...