HACTERIA - OPEN SOURCE BIOLOGICAL ART

by Miryam Muller in ,


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Ever wondered how to turn a simple webcam into a microscope, safely cultivate GFP bacteria, hack DVD burners to make your own nano and bio experiments, or how to use other cheap, easy to come by material in order to build an hydrometer (instrument to measure the relative density of a liquid)? Then you should check out the DIY pages on Hackteria’s wiki or enroll into one of their workshops.

Hackteria is a collection of Open Source Biological Art Projects started in 2009 by Andy GracieMarc Dusseiller and Yashas Shetty. They have since been joined by Anthony HallUrs Gaudenz, and a growing community of people keen on making experiments and developing their own projects in the field of biological art and science.

The wiki is an online resource for scientists, garage scientists, hackers and artists alike. It is also offers them the opportunity to combine their expertise, write critical and theoretical reflections and share simple instructions on how to work with life science technologies following an open source collaborative model.

Read the complete article at We Make Money Not Art.