do it together bio

Biotechnology is much talked about, but unknown in society, while it has a big impact on man and ecology. Do It Together Bio contributes to the demystification and democratization of biotechnology, and it demonstrates that biotech is a new field for the creative industry.

 

Article
The European project 'Doing It Together Science' has ended after three years. Time to look back upon all the activities.

 

Event
Discover the landscape with all your senses! Our Open Wetlab is present at the festival in the middle of nature.

 

Event
On 16 May we will be fermenting food in a workshop: a simple, healthy and energy-efficient technique of food preservation.

 

Event
As big corporations create new models of smartphones each year, many capable yet less desirable retired smartphones pile up. In this workshop we will work in small groups to think together on how to phonvert in various social contexts.

 

Event
Pieter van Boheemen will participate in a panel discussion called 'The changing face of expertise in 21st century: Perspectives on DIY' at the Science in Public (SIP) conference in Sheffield (UK).

 

Event
Waag’s Open Wetlab presents three Do It Together Biology workshop sessions at Border Sessions in The Hague on June 28th: ‘Our secret CRISPR Desires’, ‘Do It Yourself Human Enhancement Clinic’ and ‘Aliens in Green’ with outstanding artists, hackers and designers, thinkers and scientists.

 

Event
On May 11th, Pieter van Boheemen (Open Wetlab, Waag) will present his policy paper on the Do It Yourself Bio community in Europe.

 

Event
The BioHack Academy is a 10-week course, two full days a week, in which you learn how to design, build and use your own lab. Subsequently, you will perform a personal project with your own-build equipment.

 

Event
Algae are remarkable creatures capable of converting the power of the sun into life. No wonder that they are quickly becoming one of the most favorite workhorses in biotech industry. However, in this DITBio workshop we will take a more personal approach. What use could algae factories have in your home? And how can we relate ourselves to these micro-plants?

 

Event
On December 15th, Waag's Open Wetlab evening will host master students from the VU University, who will organize three citizen dialogues about controversies related to the use of synthetic biology.

 

Event
Will the miniaturization of biotechnology and the merger with electronics bring biotech into our pockets, mobile phones or body? For two full days, a group of hackers will try to get a glimpse of this future by stretching the boundaries of the current state of art.

 

Event
On Tuesday 22 March and Thursday 24 March, Waag's Open Wetlab organizes a special workshop on genetic modification at the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

Event
Telling the stories of modern day pioneers, Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution celebrates the everyday innovators around Europe who are taking science into their own hands, with astounding results.

 

Event
What use are hormones, to us, to others, to other species? What if you extract them yourself instead of leaving that to the pharmaceutical industry? What can you make? Cocktails, connections, corrections?

 

Event
In the DIY Antibiotica workshop series we prototype and test alternative strategies to counter the antibiotics crisis. After the first workshop “HUNT”, in which we explored the realm of antibiotics as a whole and analyzed the bellic semantics used, it is now time to zoom in a particular field of antibiotic research and grow our own antibiotics.

 

Event
Antibiotic drugs save lives, but it’s a finite resource. We all have to think twice before we tap into it.

 

Event
Pieter van Boheemen and intern Iris de Vries will give a DIY participative workshop 'Hack your food' at the FOOD 2030 Conference in Brussels on 12 October 2016.

 

Event
Every October, during Oslo Innovation Week, Oslotech AS and Inven2 AS organize the nonprofit Cutting Edge festival. This year, Waag's open Wetlab will be present at the festival with our projects Pet shop, DIY Antibiotics and Biotic Gaming. In a special room, Pieter van Boheemen and Xiamyra Daal will give DIY bio workshops.

 

Event
During our lives we age. But what exactly is this process of ‘getting older’? And why do some people age faster than others? During this workshop you will go into the lab and investigate the tardigrades. Subsequently, using bioinformatics we will have a look at the tardigrade DNA and compare it with human DNA and we will end the workshop by discussing what you think of ageing, longevity and what adaptations are legitimate to improve our lives.

 

Event
Waag's Open Wetlab will be present at the OuiShare Fest 2015 in Paris. Pieter van Boheemen will give a presentation on "Peer-to-peer education & citizen science track". OuiShare Fest is a three-day festival about the collaborative economy, taking place at the Cabaret Sauvage in Paris from May 20-22, 2015.

 

Event
Together we will mark the launch of the OpenBCI, the first fully Open Source Brain Computer Interface and award team Lucid Dreaming, last year’s winners of the first Hack the Brain edition. This Do-It-Together Bio workshop offers an open stage to all OpenBCI developers that would like to show-off their skills and hacks. The evening features an open stage where you get 10 minutes to demo your OpenBCI application.

 

Event
Pieter van Boheemen and María Boto Ordóñez of our open Wetlab will give a workshop 'How to make a biobook', on making bio paper and ink with bacteria at the Medialab Prado in Madrid, Spain. The workshop is aimed at children between 8 and 12 years old. The workshop was earlier succesfully held in Amsterdam during a Do It Together Bio session at the Waag.

 

Event
Ethereum is a next-generation crypto platform that allows you to create smart contracts and provide decentralized trust (auditing) for any kind of application that you can imagine. A group of developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts is learning about and developing for Ethereum and digital contracts in general.

 

Event
"The Romantic Disease" exhibition about the history of tuberculosis and our relationship with the disease opens in presence of the artist, Anna Dumitriu.

 

Event
Saturday 21 June, artist Anna Dumitriu will lead a hands-on workshop around the theme of her "Romantic Disease" exhibition: the world of tuberculosis. During this edition of Do It Together Bio we work with possibly pathogenic bacteria and discuss the advances in clinical microbiology.

 

Event
Get to work in our Open Wetlab - join us in some DIY microscopy, re-enacting the PCR procedure and transillumination. And hear how Haseeb Ahmed plans to grow a never dying liver in vitro! Let's do it together again: Wednesday December 19, we work on DIY microscopy, re-enacting the PCR procedure and transillumination.

 

Event
Make your own bio-based book out of microorganisms and developed your own ink, using pigment-excreting bacteria.

 

Event
An open conspiracy to promote the development of Bio Art and Design. Waag's Open Wetlab and Mediamatic are inviting experts for a round the table meeting about the future and collaborations within the bio-cultural field. This meeting is set up as an open discussion and exchange of thoughts. What are the upcoming plans and activities? How to create more awareness concerning bio-art, science and design in both government and industry?

 

Event
On September 26th, the international KiiCS Award Ceremony on Arts & Science will take place at the Discovery Festival Amsterdam. KiiCS is a European project aiming to develop and test arts and science incubation activities, to identify the best formats that stimulate the collaboration between artists, creative professionals and scientists, and to develop innovative ideas.

 

Event
This evening of Do It Together Biology is all about using vegetables and organisms for health and food in the comfort of your own home. However, this will not be your average home gardening night. Green science and art take over. A Super Food Bioreactor, the power of Spirulina and air purifying plants take the scene.

 

Event
Biohacker Craig Rouskey develops cures for HIV and Gonorrhea that he wants to distribute for free. We experiment with immunity and discover if biology can become open source.

 

Event
Create your own bioart project growing yeast! During this 3-day edition of Do It Together Bio with Dr. Jennifer Willet you will learn how to cultivate samples of yeast from your local environment. The exhibition takes place at the official opening of our Open Wetblab. The workshop is hosted at Amstel Park and at the Open Wetlab at the Waag on 19, 20 and 21 June.

 

Event
Science-Fictions consists of a workshop and a symposium at DesignLab Enschede with invited artists, scientists and philosophers to encounter and discuss new creations of biotechnologies.

 

Event
On October 6th, Lucas Evers (Open Wetlab) will present 'Do It Together Biology - Synergy between Creativity and Synthetic Biology' at the SynCity festival in Wageningen.

 

Event
Pieter van Boheemen (Open Wetlab Waag) will speak at TEDx Katowice in Poland on September 30th. The theme of his speech will be: 'Together Science, what's in it for me?'.

 

Event
Algae are the organisms of the future! Useful as pigment for the currently still polluting textile industry, as biofuel and additionally, also an important food source! It’s time to take action! Come build an algae reactor and and contribute to a better world.

 

Article
A new week, a new episode of #OPENBIOTECH! In this one I’m showing you how to get in jail as a biohacker. Yep, that’s right.

 

Event
Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals

 

Event
Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals.

 

Event
Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals

 

Event
Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals.

 

Event
Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals.

 

Event
Het Praktikum is a series of themed nights in Dutch during which we unravel the latest biotech taboos and explore our own morals.

 

Event
Is CRISPR the biotechnology that will change the world as we know it?

 

Event
Is CRISPR the biotechnology that will change the world as we know it?

 

Article
Xandra van der Eijk worked at the Open Wetlab for two months and now calls herself a ‘biology pro’. What happened, we wanted to know.

 

Article
Over the last four years, the Dutch Do It Yourself Biology (DIY Bio) community has continued to incubate and grow within the walls of Waag's Open Wetlab. Their research relating to biological applications of hardware, software, wetware, and other DIY tools is never dull, and there's always a twist. Why? Because its the participants who decide what to do during the open evenings, who inspire each other by sharing their research results, and who freely allow each other to participate in their projects. Last week, we celebrated the end of the winter/spring season. So now is a good time to look back on what we've done.

 

Article
Thousands of ants visited Waag on June 3rd, under the supervision of German artist, audiovisual naturalist and ant lover Kuai Shen.

 

Project
Citizens have a major role to play in addressing the challenges to a sustainable future. It is by ‘doing science together’ that we combine our resources and expertise to raise awareness, build capacity, and innovative lasting solutions grounded in society.

 

Article
Tuesday the 22nd of March and Thursday the 24th, a two-evening workshop about genetic modification was organised by artist in resident Špela Petrič, head of the Open Wetlab Pieter van Boheemen and the Waag’s safety officer Per Staugaard.

 

Project

9-10-2015

Pet Shop

With the Pet Shop, opened during the Dutch Design Week and Museum Night in Amsterdam for the first time, Waag strives to make biotechnology more accessible to society.

 

Article
A smooth flight from Amsterdam (during which clear skies enabled me to gaze at the frozen Canadian tundra for hours) took Chloé Rutzerveld and I to sunny Austin. We came to Austin to present our Open Wetlab and its activities at the SXSW Trade Show. An Open Wetlab at the Trade Show seemed like a strange combination (as we have no conventional trade), but this provided all the more conversation with the passing audience.

 

Project
After completing this first BioHack Academy you can grow your own fuel, food, filaments, farmaceuticals, fragances, fungi and much more funky bio stuff at home

 

Event
On Tuesday 16 December 2014 the Open Wetlab of Waag and the Athena Institute of VU in Amsterdam are organising a special open night.

 

Article
Willem Duijvelshoff visited our event Do It Together Bio about Hacking HIV for Motherboard and reports (in Dutch).

 

Article
Currently, Claudia Marginean from Romania is working on the 'Mystery Meat' experiment, which we hope to turn into a workshop in the Autumn. She is looking at meat samples to identify exactly what kind of meat is in them. Can you trust the ingredients listed on your sandwich packaging... or are you on the verge of uncovering another horsemeat scandal?

 

Article

16-08-2014

Vaghurt

Alice Vandeleur-Boorer and Tereza Valentova experimented in our Open Wetlab for three weeks. They were looking for a method to make cheese with their own bacteria.

 

Article
The definition of Do-It-Yourself Bio (DIY Bio) is not trivial. So when the Dutch governmental advisory committee on genetic modification asked us to write a report on DIY Bio in The Netherlands we were faced with the challenge to create a definition beyond the often portrayed “I don't know what it is, but recognize it when I see it” argument.

 

Article
How do biological entities and digital algorithms relate to each other? How could the study of such interaction be visualised? And what would be the applications and the implications which could derive from such study? Which disciplines could be affected?

 

Event
Experience 25 January 2014 what happens when living organisms grow on structures made of organic materials, intelligent slime molds colonize digitally printed designs.

 

Article
This year's digital art forum Re-New in Copenhagen featured several exciting works of video, sound and interaction art. Although biotechnology is not often regarded as a medium, a number of biotechnological performances and installations effectively bridged this gap.

 

Event
On 12 November 2013, Pieter van Boheemen of Waag's Open Wetlab will be one of the 12 speakers at TEDx Youth Delft.

 

Article
On Friday, the 2nd of August, we participated at OHM 2013 (Observe Hack Make 2013), with two different workshops. The challenge was not only to successfully present the workshops, but to intrigue participants from all around the world to observe, hack, make with us and interact with each other.

 

Article
Waag has opened the first Open Wetlab in the Netherlands at the Waag in Amsterdam.

 

Article
The challenge of the 6th Do It Together Bio meetup can be summarized in one simple question: Can molecular genetics and biology be done on a computer? Our way of finding out was be giving it a try. So on Friday May 24 dozens of gathered in the Theatrum Anatomicum, armed with laptops, ready to reprogram cells, assembly synthetic DNA, sketch metabolic pathways and simulate cellular behavior.

 

Event
During this meetup you will learn how to design your own genes using a genetic open-source computer-assisted-design (CAD) tool (not as hard as it sounds!). Step by step we will isolate a piece of living code from a natural organism, adjust it to our own preferences, watermark it with the Open Wetlab DNA label, build a new synthetic light-induced genetic circuit and execute the code.

 

Article
On Wednesday, April 27th it was time for the 5th edition of Do it Together Bio. The event was led by Laura Cinti and Howard Boland who are co-founders of the C-Lab collective and also winners of the latest Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award. It was a diverse event that included theory, practice, experimentation and discussion around bio-art, synthetic biology, magnetic bacteria and genetic modification regulation and lab safety.

 

Event
Hear everything about the Living Mirror project and join in hands-on experiments on synthetic Biology Art.

 

Article
At Do it Together Bio #4 on 3 April 2013 we worked with Aliibrio ficheri, bacteria that are bioluminescence, made 3D prints with living material and we built a bioprinter from old HP printers after the model by BioCurious at Instructables. During the workshop artist Allison Kudla told about her work and Branislav Misovic and Jelle Boomstra shared their experiences with 3D printing of living tissue.

 

Event
Join our 4th edition of Do It Together Bio! We’ll be making a DIY BioPrinter and printing micro tapestries of living and decorative patterns.

 

Article
What does your urine say about you? More than a workshop that tries to do what science does better, Do It Together Bio is a series of workshops that stand for experiencing by making.

 

Project
Work with do-it-yourself biologists and artists on bottom-up innovation: Do It Together Bio.

 

Article
Friday November 16th we finally found out if the Open PCR that we recently put together really works during our Do It Together Bio meeting. DIY biologists, artists and others interested came to the Waag building where Fablab Amsterdam is housed.

 

Event
On Friday, November 16 we will continue building an Open Wetlab at the Waag. Here we work with do-it-yourself biologists on new machines, techniques and protocols. So that anyone with an interest in biology and life sciences can get started in our lab.

 

Article
On Friday 25 May 2012 the fourth edition of DIY Bio took place at the Waag. After three successful meetings with lots of talks this finally was a meeting in which something was built at the Fablab.

 

Event
Monthly meetup of biohackers open for anyone who’s interested in DIY Biology. Our goal is to bring together an eclectic mix of people from different backgrounds, share knowledge, spark discussions on biotechnological topics and eventually do it ourselves together. Some solids and liquids will be provided.