science-based art

Anatomy 02

Convolutions of the Brain. Glimpse of Life in Development. Open Torso.   I set out to address questions of what is underneath the skin; continued visualization of the invisible and unbelievable, imaginations of the working body. What we think of realistic depictions intermingles with blown up magnifications and artistic freedom. Tatjana Hirschmugl

Nature Animée

The exhibition Nature Animée presents works with bio-artistic qualities, which were produced within club pavillon_35. Opening: 4.3.2013 - 19:30 Programm: 6.3.2013 - 19:30 - Conversation with Art and Science - Discussion: Formation and Development with Charlotte Jarvis and Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Hauser The works presented explore the relationship between humans and their microbial environment. Living materials, such as ...

Yeast pixels 1.0

Survival of the fittest – the constant battle for resources, the dynamic equilibrium between growth & decline, survival & adaption – is as valid at a human scale as at a microscopic scale.

Call for DIY Biologists to take part in Maker Faire UK

What is Maker Faire? Maker Faire is the world’s largest ‘show and tell’ with hundreds of engineers, artists, DIY-ers and inventors presenting their projects to thousands of visitors. The weekend also features installations, live performances and short drop-in workshops. Anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience ...

European meetup sprouts 4 new DIYBio projects

“DIYBio communities are growing like mushrooms”, co-organizer Thomas Landrain (La Paillasse) stated at the opening of the DIYBio Europe Kick off meeting in le Musée des arts et métiers in Paris. Despite the fact that a clear definition of DIYBio, if any necessary, might still be lacking, one thing is for sure: all attendees share ...


Society is a paradox: The individual needs to be embedded into a context of rules and normatives, in order to co-exist with other beings; but of course, there's nothing without the other - and therefore no laws, which shouldn't be broken. Simon Goritschnig      

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, ...