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Bio Design

A happy marriage between biology and technology

Bio design crosses the border between the ‘made’ and the ‘born’. Enabling living organisms as essential design elements, it bring us products that adapt, grow, sense and repair themselves. Industrial and mechanical systems are replaced with biological processes. Bio design overtakes imitation and biomimicry, completely dissolving the boundaries between organisms and objects. A happy marriage between biology and technology.

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Designers are beginning to go beyond emulation to harness processes observed in the living world
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Beyond Biomimicry: A New Urgency

William Myers

Designers face an unprecedented urgency to alter their methods and reprioritize their goals to address the accelerating …

Why bio is the new digital

Here's MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito explaining how biotech is rapidly becoming more accessible to creative people outside of closed institutions, drawing parallels to the democratization of computers some decades ago. Be sure to watch the video until his last sweeping sentence "The design of the future is hardware, it's software, it's biology and it's complex.. But you have to know math."

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The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Somewhere between a vat of expensive face cream and a baby Neanderthal lies a probable future for synthetic biology. …

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Welcome to the CRISPR baby world—here’s what you should know

Vanessa Bates Ramirez

Last week, the gene editing world was hit by news the equivalent of a nuclear bomb. In a video on YouTube , Dr. Jiankui …

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Glow in the Dark Trees

Lotte Biesheuvel

Dutch inventive artist Daan Roosegaarde is famous for his  highly innovative design, exploring the relation between …