Writing & Curation
Species Extinction
Writing & Curation
In Search of Better Worlds
Writing & Curation
The Wilding of Mars
Writing & Curation
Better Nature
Writing & Curation
Naturing/Renaturing
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Journal of Design and Science
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Better Nature
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Critical Imaginaries  
Writing & Curation
Better (PhD)
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CRISPR Emoji
Writing & Curation
Reading the Small Print
Writing & Curation
Design Pour La Sixième Extinction
MCD Magazine

Using the language of design to test and explore the delicate relationship between synthetic biology and conservation.

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Synthetic biology could use some questions from humans
Wired UK

As sustainable cleaning-product company Ecover discovered, the question whether synthetic biology is a sustainable technology still needs to be answered. 

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Digital Farming: Robocrop
Icon Magazine

Farmland is becoming digitised, with the giants of global agribusiness developing combine harvesters that drive themselves and drones that monitor the water content of crops. Humans, meanwhile, continue their retreat from the land.

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Book: Synthetic Aesthetics
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The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology
Volume magazine

While synbio start-ups—large and small—struggle with the reality of scaling up microscopic cellular factories into profitable business models, stories of DIY anti-cancer research, Neanderthal cloning, limitless ‘green’ kerosene, and tumor-killing bacteria are told as outcomes of a likely future where humans have full control over biology.

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Grow Your Own... Life After Nature
Writing & Curation
Molecular Gastronomy of the Future
DAMn magazine

For better or for worse, some foodstuffs are becoming unrecognisable in relation to their originals, if not visually then compositionally. In other cases, they are exploited merely to humour us.

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Synthetic Aesthetics
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Designs on Nature
RSA Journal

Synthetic biology has the potential to transform the manufacturing sector, but it requires a new way of thinking about the relationship between design and science, between nature and industry, and even between creator and product.

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Guest Editor, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
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The Irrational Genome Design Contest
Thresholds Journal

Proposing an alternative vision for synthetic biology, The Irrational Genome Design Contest celebrates unintentional design and the wider ecosystem, encouraging nature to better design itself.

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Synthesis Exchange Laboratory
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The Well-Oiled Machine
Icon Magazine

“Not again,” he whispered to himself in dismay. “It’s the damned Lubricant, and it was Supa FoolProof this time”. He hated his car, everything he poured into it, everything that seeped out of it. He couldn’t even call it a car, but the nostalgic word took the edge off his fury.

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The Biological Turk
The New City Reader, New Museum

While efforts to reconstruct the elusive magic of human problem-solving and instinct in silicon continue, other researchers are finding novel ways to combine silicon computing with one of nature’s best computers: our own grey matter.

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To Form and Multiply
Design Indaba

Synthetic biology promises a shift from biology as science towards “biology as technology”. If biology has up until now been descriptive—the investigation and unravelling of complex living systems—then synthetic biology proposes the construction of a design framework for a prescriptive biology.

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Design Evolution: Microbes and the Everyday

What does design, integral to the developments of the Industrial and Information Revolutions, have to ‘offer’ to the manipulation of living organisms for technological purpose?

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Building new life forms at the iGEM Jamboree
Wired.co.uk

When you're faced with the entire living kingdom as a materials library, what do you design? With this question in mind, I walked into the 2009 International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Jamboree, equipped with an aluminium briefcase full of multi-coloured poo.

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The Synthetic Kingdom
Second Nature: International Journal of Creative Media

Our increasingly complex scientific world functions in the realm of the microscopic, obscuring the macroscopic big picture. Secreted away in the laboratory, biotechnology is unapproachable, yet it promises to change our lives.

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