This innovative book, inspired by material from FACT’s Human Futures program and informed by an inquiry into the future of humanity, combines scholarly essays, images, interviews, design products, artifacts, and creative writing in order to portray how the culture of technological innovation is made and remade through bioculturally diverse forms of consumption. Human Futures addresses biological developments such as cloning, genetic modification, stem cell research alongside issues like the ethics and aesthetics of human enhancement and the future of biological migration. The result is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the clash of art, technology, and science and its impact on our very human future.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2013-01-29 15:13
The hottest new field in biotech is synthetic biology: Scientists can now re-program life at the cellular level, just like a computer program. Syn-bio experts (also known as bio-hackers) are re-programming the DNA in viruses and creating novel life forms that can replicate and grow just like natural single cell organisms.
Joining Robert Tercek in the discussion are Andrew Hessel, Distinguished Research Scientist with the Bio/Nano Programmable Matter Group at Autodesk, and Dr. William Hurlbut, Physician and Consulting Professor at Stanford University.
Inventing the Future is a live news program featuring coming trends that will shape society. In today's world, success means knowing "What's Next After What's Next?" Lead by Robert Tercek, Inventing the Future offers insight into the future of the world after tomorrow.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2012-11-27 06:02
Synthetic Biology: A New Frontier
In this fascinating talk Christopher Bradley shows us that our world is about to change radically thanks to the promise of Synthetic Biology.
About Christopher Bradley
Christopher is a student at NYU Poly, where he studies Computer Science and Biology, two fields that are rapidly converging. He is also the founder of Synthetic Biosystems Inc., a company working on next-generation software applications in the fields of Biotechnology, Healthcare IT, and Synthetic Biology.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Sat, 2012-11-03 12:36
A fascinating inside look at the coming world of Synthetic Biology.
Andrew Hessel is a futurist and catalyst in biological technologies, helping industry, academics, and authorities better understand the changes underway in life science. Trained in microbiology and genetics, Andrew has continually worked at the forefront of life science in industry and academia. He is faculty at Singularity University, where he co-chaired the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics track and now helps startup biotechnology companies organize and launch. He is also a fellow at the University of Ottawa, Institute for Science, Society, and Policy, and the founder of the world's first cooperative biotechnology company, the Pink Army Cooperative, which is working to create open source therapies for cancer. Andrew has given dozens of invited talks related to synthetic biology, for groups that include Intel Inc., the FBI, and the United Nations.