The Resource Synthetic aesthetics : investigating synthetic biology's designs on nature, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistar Elfick, and Drew Endy, with additional contributors

Synthetic aesthetics : investigating synthetic biology's designs on nature, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistar Elfick, and Drew Endy, with additional contributors

Label
Synthetic aesthetics : investigating synthetic biology's designs on nature
Title
Synthetic aesthetics
Title remainder
investigating synthetic biology's designs on nature
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistar Elfick, and Drew Endy, with additional contributors
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Synthetic biology manipulates the stuff of life. For synthetic biologists, living matter is programmable material. In search of carbon-neutral fuels, sustainable manufacturing techniques, and innovative drugs, these researchers aim to redesign existing organisms and even construct completely novel biological entities. Some synthetic biologists see themselves as designers, inventing new products and applications. But if biology is viewed as a malleable, engineerable, designable medium, what is the role of design and how will its values apply?In this book, synthetic biologists, artists, designers, and social scientists investigate synthetic biology and design. After chapters that introduce the science and set the terms of the discussion, the book follows six boundary-crossing collaborations between artists and designers and synthetic biologists from around the world, helping us understand what it might mean to 'design nature.' These collaborations have resulted in biological computers that calculate form; speculative packaging that builds its own contents; algae that feeds on circuit boards; and a sampling of human cheeses. They raise intriguing questions about the scientific process, the delegation of creativity, our relationship to designed matter, and, the importance of critical engagement. Should these projects be considered art, design, synthetic biology, or something else altogether?Synthetic biology is driven by its potential; some of these projects are fictions, beyond the current capabilities of the technology. Yet even as fictions, they help illuminate, question, and even shape the future of the field."
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
610.284
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP517.B56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Synthetic aesthetics : investigating synthetic biology's designs on nature, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistar Elfick, and Drew Endy, with additional contributors
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • There is no design in nature
  • Pablo Schyfter
  • Design evolution
  • Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
  • Bio logic
  • David Benjamin and Fernan Federici
  • Scale and metaphor
  • Pablo Schyfter
  • Living among living things
  • Will Carey [and others]
  • Synthetic biology : what it is and why it matters
  • Constrained creativity : an engineer's perspective
  • Alistair Elfick
  • The biogenic timestamp : exploring the rearrangement of matter through synthetic biology and art
  • Oron Catts and Hideo Iwasaki
  • Time as critique
  • Jane Calvert
  • Synthetic sound from synthetic biology
  • Chris Chafe and Mariana Leguia
  • Abstraction and representation
  • Pablo Schyfter
  • Alistair Elfick and Drew Endy
  • Living machines
  • Sheref Mansy and Sascha Pohflepp
  • Evolution vs. design?
  • Jane Calvert
  • The inside out body
  • Christina Agapakis and Sissel Tolaas
  • Transgressing biological boundaries
  • Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
  • Countering the engineering mindset : the conflict of art and synthetic biology
  • Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr
  • Design as the machines come to life
  • Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
  • Nature is designed
  • Drew Endy
Control code
ocn871257977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262321600
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3421513x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871257977
  • pebc0262321602

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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