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Johanna Sim

MA work

Tinkering with Nature's Circuits

Synthetic biology - new, fluid and ever-changing is blurring the boundaries between biology, chemistry, engineering, and computing. This is a place where cameras are built from bacteria, and where plans are being made to create truly artificial life, built by radically redesigning the most fundamental interface where science meets nature.

By taking existing yet constantly evolving science and using it to penetrate a process as familiar and universal as the morning ritual, I hope to illustrate the huge impact these emerging technologies can have in our daily lives. And what ethical questions will be raised by the literal integration of new technologies into our most private even sacred spaces? Our homes, our minds, even our bodies?

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2007

  • Tinkering with Nature's Circuits

    Synthetic biology - new, fluid and ever-changing is blurring the boundaries between biology, chemistry, engineering, and computing. This is a place where cameras are built from bacteria, and where plans are being made to create truly artificial life, built by radically redesigning the most fundamental interface where science meets nature.

    By taking existing yet constantly evolving science and using it to penetrate a process as familiar and universal as the morning ritual, I hope to illustrate the huge impact these emerging technologies can have in our daily lives. And what ethical questions will be raised by the literal integration of new technologies into our most private even sacred spaces? Our homes, our minds, even our bodies?