A “shucks” followed by a “yay” and the some: SXSW 2012 panels announced

No, my panel on DIYbio was not chosen. That’s the “shucks”. The great news is that Christina Agapakis’ panel “Designing Living Things” did get selected! She’s got a great crowd on her panel: Patrick Boyle, Daisy Ginsberg, Jason Kelly, and Sri Kosuri. A veritable who’s-who in synthetic bio and synthetic aesthetics. It’s a great follow-on […]

James King – speculative deisgner

Here’s another speaker for my proposed panel for SXSW [http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/10348] on DIYbio. James King is a speculative designer working in the field of biological science to investigate the implications of future biotechnologies. He collaborates with scientists and works between the lab and studio to design potential applications for their research. Together they imagine what might […]

Cathal Garvey – indie biotech

As you might be aware, I proposed a panel for SXSW [http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/10348] on DIYbio. One person who I think epitomizes DIYbio is Cathal Garvey. He’s builds instruments (the Dremelfuge), gives numerous talks (here at Ignite Dublin), gives workshops, compiled a practical guide, and even applied for a license from the Irish EPA. You can’t go […]

Follow our efforts to get bio panels into SXSW 2012

Folks, @thisischristina (and writer at SciAm’s Oscillator) and I both submitted panel proposals for SXSW 2012. We’re going to need some help getting into the program. Voting is from 15aug to 02sep with program announcements starting end of October. [see Panel Picker pages] Save this link [http://www.molecularist.com/tag/sxsw2012] to keep up with info about this process […]

“DIYbio: hackspaces, open source & f*ck yeah ethics” a proposed SXSW session

I’ve done it. I’ve submitted a proposal to SXSW. Alas, I was only able to submit one, despite all the ideas I had (anyone going to submit others, want to coordinate?) I can edit this until 05 August, then I guess the voting begins. Next step for me is to determine if it’s a panel […]

Designing Biology at SXSW 2012?

I’ve been thinking of what to do at SXSW Interactive next year around Biology. Biology at SXSW? It’s not as far-fetched as you’d think. The trends I see are the new bio hackspaces popping up, all the open source feeling around sharing bio tools, and so much discussion around design in biology. While SXSW Interactive […]