Flesh, Blood & DNA

A session at Improving Reality 2012

Thursday 6th September, 2012

1:05pm to 1:30pm (GMT)

From re-engineered mosquitoes designed to stop dengue fever, to super powered athletes accused of gene-doping, our current news stories seem to have leapt straight out of science fiction. Flesh, blood and DNA are our new materials and the technologies to use them are fast becoming open source. We are creating a ‘third kingdom’ of ‘hybrid objects’ that are neither ‘natural’ nor ‘artificial’ but something entirely new. Anab’s talk will explore how designers and artists play a key role in developing cultural understanding of these ‘objects’ by decoding and speculating on our relationships and interactions with these new hybrid forms.

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Anab Jain

Founder, Director @Superflux and @Lilorann / TED Fellow / Design for Emerging Technologies / Generally Excited. bio from Twitter

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Time 1:05pm1:30pm GMT

Date Thu 6th September 2012

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