Special Topics in Design | Media Arts: Biotechnology and Design
Bio-designers use cells, DNA molecules, proteins, and living tissues to highlight ethical, social, and aesthetic issues that influence contemporary life. Introduction to how bio-design blurs distinctions between science and design through combination of design and scientific processes, creating wide public debate. Introduction to new sciences that influence food we eat, clothes we wear, and environment in which we reside. Students challenged to think outside the box, explore divergent and convergent thinking, and seek out knowledge and inspiration from ideas that drive nano- and bio-technology. Peer collaboration encouraged to develop speculative design projects that address issues covered.
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Using an optical microscope as an Audiovisual instrument, Ivana Dama will give a unique improvisational performance at Studio 106. Microscopic images will be analyzed and transformed into projected visuals and sound. We hope you will join us for this exploratory and immersive experience.
in thinking about plastics...
they're used to wrap and package bread
which is made of water and flour (and etc)
water that's central to our environment
and used in recipes for sustainable materials like mycelium
organic materials like this require time to cultivate
if we're ok with plastics lasting thousands of years
we need to have the patience to create a more sustainable environment