The Future of Materiality PART III: Alter Nature

February 12, 2013

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The third and final theme in our investigation about the Future of Materiality; ALTER NATURE is found at the intersection of design, biology and technology.  This theme is lead by a scientific appr…


“The culture of biology is rapidly changing and the field of synthetic biology has the potential to generate a new industrial revolution.  It is perhaps the defining technology for the 21st century. If 20th-century biology was about taking living things apart to find out how they work; the current era will be defined by putting them back together, although not necessarily by following the traditional evolution guidelines.  Without an informed society however, fear of this unparalleled and sometimes troubling use and application of technology may obstruct its future.”

petabush‘s insight:

intriguing look at present and future developments around materials with synthetic biology and self assembling environments and products. I would love to work with these themes for health applications.

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