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Biotech Hacking

Natalie Jeremijenko (now at UCSD) and Eugene Thacker (Georgia Tech) have released Creative Biotechnology: A User’s Manual, an outgrowth of the Biotech Hobbyist collective.

From the book’s website:

The Biotech Hobbyist collective includes a multi-disciplinary group of [media] artists, scientists, engineers, activists, and cultural theorists that is dedicated to working with biotechnology in a creative and critical way. Exploring the idea of ‘garage biotechnology’ – a hybrid based upon the ‘garage computing’ movements of the 1970s, the Biotech Hobbyist project aims to encourage an ethical engagement with biotechnology in the non-specialist public.