thanks for bringing this to the attention of the list Marc.
The talk started circulating a few days ago (at least around my newtwork), and I found the talk deeply interesting.

I feel still unclear about the relation between biopunk and transhumanism.

On another note, it is important to add that "biopunk" does not refer only to dna and organism hackers, but includes also the physical body hackers, a community within which I'm glad to identify myself. Perhaps, without labelling though.


Marco Donnarumma
New Media + Sonic Arts Practitioner, Performer, Teacher, Director.
Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction Research Team.
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London

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A Biopunk Manifesto - Meredith Patterson.

A biohacker is a biopunk hobbyist who experiments with DNA and other
aspects of genetics.[3][4][6] A biohacker (or "wetware hacker") is
similar to a computer hacker who creates and modifies software or
computer hardware as a hobby, but should not be confused with a
bioterrorist, whose sole intent is the deliberate release of viruses,
bacteria, or other germs used to cause illness or death in people,
animals, or plants (in the same way a computer hacker should not be
confused with the more popular, yet erroneous, use of the term,
describing someone who spreads computer viruses or breaks into computers
systems for malicious purposes).