[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Open call for GROW YOUR OWN... at Science Gallery

Pollie Barden paba77 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 23:08:18 CEST 2013

passing along as know there is likely to be peeps with awesome ideas/skills
for this call. ;)

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From: Science Gallery <info at sciencegallery.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 8:12 PM
Subject: Open call for GROW YOUR OWN... at Science Gallery
To: Pollie Barden <paba77 at gmail.com>

Calling all synthetic biologists, bioartists, biodesigners, amateur
biotechnologists and biohackers. Science Gallery is seeking proposals for
projects for our upcoming flagship exhibition GROW YOUR OWN...

GROW YOUR OWN... is a curated, open call exhibition tackling provocative
questions raised by synthetic biology. Curated by Paul Freemont (Imperial
College), Anthony Dunne (Royal College of Art), Cathal Garvey, Daisy
Ginsberg, and Michael John Gorman (Science Gallery), GROW YOUR OWN...
offers audiences a participative experience to explore the possibilities
and potential implications of synthetic biology, through an exhibition,
events and workshops.

Deadline for applications is midnight, Sunday May 26th, 2013. Full details
and the online submission form can be found at:

We are interested in works that offer a participative and interactive
visitor experience for a broad age range of visitors, especially those aged
15-25. We seek projects that inform, intrigue, provoke dialogue and engage
audiences about an unfamiliar, complex and far-reaching topic, move the
public conversation about synthetic biology forward.

Tackling the sweeping discussion of synthetic biology that tends to focus
on a biotech future of personalised medicine and cells that pump out fuel,
GROW YOUR OWN... will explore the ambiguous issues raised by ‘designing’
biology too.

* We are interested in receiving proposals on a wide variety of topics

   - Broad themes such as living versus non-living, human culture versus
   nature, design versus evolution, the intentional design of nature
   - Research areas in synthetic biology such as health, energy,
   environment, biocomputing, materials and agriculture or new/unusual themes
   that have not entered the debate yet
   - Current research and challenges within synthetic biology
   - The hype spectrum that swings from potential world saving utopia to
   global bio catastrophe
   - Different processes and approaches with synthetic biology research,
   such as understanding and modeling living things and their processes at a
   molecular level, modification of existing organisms such as bacteria, the
   building of synthetic organisms that can carry out specific actions, the
   construction of novel organisms from the bottom up
   - The potential impact of synthetic biology on everyday life, how it
   might look and feel
   - Social and ethical concerns of synthetic biology such as bioterror,
   biosecurity, the dual-use dilemma, questions around the creation of
   synthetic life, governance, intellectual property and ownership, bioerror
   and intentional environmental release
   - DIY biology
   - Participatory experiments and workshops

GROW YOUR OWN... will run at Science Gallery from October 2013 to January

The open call for projects closes at 12 midnight on May 26th 2013. Full
details: http://sciencegallery.com/growyourown


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