life sciences

The list of life sciences comprise the branches of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms – such as microrganisms, plants, animals, and human beings – as well as related considerations like bioethics. While biology remains the centerpiece of the life sciences, technological advances in molecular biology and biotechnology have led to a burgeoning of specializations and interdisciplinary fields.

 

Article
You can probably imagine our brain. But never before have there been images available at such a high resolution.

 

Event
Thursday February 9, 2017 Oron Catts will give a lecture about tissues at MU artspace. The lecture is part of the public program underpinning the bioart and –design exhibition Fluid Matter, Liquid and Life in Motion, that presents an exploration of fluidity inside and between bodies, cells and substances.

 

Project
Developing ethical frameworks for artists, cultural institutions and audiences engaged in the challenges of creating and experiencing new art forms in biotechnology and biomedicine in Europe.

 

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
Genetically modified embryos of Zebrafish injected with GMO algae are playing an important role in the artwork Errorarium by Adam Zaretsky.

 

Article
Bio artist Adam Zaretsky constantly finds himself on the edge of the legally permissible. His Errorarium, for example, is home to zebra fish embryos injected with algae. The aim is that these embryos grow up to be completely self-sustaining fish and that they can make food from sunlight just as plants do.

 

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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.

 

Event

10-09-2012

OFF PICNIC

PICNIC Festival 2012 opens its doors a day earlier this year for an OFF PICNIC program on Sunday 16 September that is open to the public. E.g. Transnatural, DUS architects, the MuseumApp, FIBER, Cities and Waag are featured in the program and welcome you to join this pre-festival.

 

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The Center for PostNatural History and Waag present: PostNatural Organisms of the European Union. A 21st Century Wunderkammer in the tradition of anatomist Frederik Ruysch back in the Waag, featuring altered life forms.

 

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From now until mid-September 2012 the arcade machine ('Errorarium') of Adam Zaretsky in which plants are grown can be found in the 'Wintertuin' of Hortus botanicus Leiden. This machine contains the model plant for DNA testing: Thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana). Several selections of this kind can be stimulated by visitors with light and sound in order to let their chlorophyll come to work.

 

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or the exhibition 'PostNatural Organisms of the European Union' at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag the Center for PostNatural History and Waag organize a suiting finnisage. This exhibit featured 11 preserved specimens of life forms that were intentionally altered by humans using the processes of domestication, selective breeding and genetic engineering. With Rich Pell (director Center for Postnatural History) and Paul van Krimpenfort (scientist, creator of the first transgenic bull Herman).

 

Project
The goal of the project Studiolab - Utopian Practices was to reinforce the inter and transdisciplinary cooperation between the arts and science, to innovate the public debate on bio technology.

 

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In 2009, bio artist Adam Zaretsky and Waag researched and discussed Life Sciences during his residency with a wide audience, but also with artists, designers and scientists.