links for 2009-11-27

Center for PostNatural History "The Center for PostNatural History is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the complex interplay between culture, nature and biotechnology. The PostNatural refers to living organisms that have been altered through processes such as selective breeding or genetic engineering. The mission of the Center for PostNatural History is to […]

Video: DIYBio meetup 22nov09

We had a DIYbio Cambridge Boston Sommerville meetup this past weekend to get familiar with a nice new hackspace, The Sprouts, to come up with a project for the next few months, and to move and set up equipment in the current space. The great folks at The Sprouts actually want a wet-space for DIYbiology. […]

links for 2009-11-23

Nonprofit stocks labs worldwide with Boston area throwaways – The Boston Globe "“The level of ingenuity in the Third World to reuse things is so great. We send things that a lab here would say, it’s not worth the expense to fix it. But people in the Third World have this kind of MacGyver mentality […]

links for 2009-11-21

DIYbio » Blog Archive » The Boston Open Source Science Lab "Hey DIYbio-Boston peeps. I’ve been making progress on getting us a lab space here in the Boston area." So full of awesomeness. (tags: diybio biology science trend lab hacklab hackspace hacker fun)

Mac, Sophia, and the philosophy of 21st-century Biology

Mac has written two short but deep posts, inspired by a talk by Sophia Roosth. What inspired Mac was Sophia's "anthropological insight" that DIYbio is "domesticating" Biology. While I don't feel that it's an explicit doctrine, domestication of Biology is indeed the spirit of what DIYbiologists are up to. It's something that arises from the […]

links for 2009-11-19

Technoratis Decline, Death of Blogging? – loose wire blog Meh, I think that what they were measuring at the time needed a separate measurement – blogs. Now, all that is mainstream and mundane, and, as you say, mixed in with other forms of communication and engagement, so they are a bit irrelevant now. We were […]

links for 2009-11-18

cyoa – One book, many readings Brilliant analysis of choose-your-adventure books. [via @alfie] (tags: design cool inspiration writing visualization books narrative interactive adventure literature games book information analysis infographics visualisation cyoa infographic chooseyourownadventure choose-your-own-adventure hypertext storytelling) Google Sidewiki Layer upon layer. (tags: web software tools social google socialsoftware collaboration search wiki extension annotation wikis plugin […]

“The Machinery of Life” – a great book for molecularly-minded folks

I've been meaning to share this for the longest time. I've had this book for ages and never tire of it. "The Machinery of Life," by David Goodsell, is an illustrated journey through cells and proteins and macromolecules – at scale. What I like about the book is that it attempts to show what it […]

links for 2009-11-17

Great example of a brand evolving over time on Flickr – Photo Sharing! While on the topic of logo evolution: Here's Morton's Salt (tags: brand marketing logo design mortonssalt) An Iconic Lion for an Iconic Institution – Brand New I have a fascination for how brand logos evolve over time. Pertinent, as well, for my […]

Building a Minimal Airplane?

At the iGEM Jamboree there was a lot of discussion of Minimal Cells, cells that have the fewest number of components to function as a laboratory organism. One of the key benefits is that it's a defined organism that does only what it needs to do and gets out of the way of the main […]