Biologigaragen.org / Labitat.dk
A creative independent maker and citizen science community
ERA synbio presentation 27 Nov. 2013
Martin Malthe Borch, Biologigaragen.org, Labitat.dk
Ethics - “Learning by Hacking”
Martin Malthe Borch
Master of Science Biological Engineering
Master in Interaction Design
* Researcher ITU, CGID Bioreactor engineering in Art, Science & Technology
* Integrator of biotech in architecture and design
* Co-founder of Biologigaragen.org #Folkeforskning #CitizenScience
Blog hos Ingeniøren: http://ing.dk/blogs/folkeforsker
Communication, Games & Interaction Design
Næringsbiblioteket - The future energy producing waste water treatment plant
1st Prize Winner in collaboration with GXN-3XN Architects, Århusvand Idea Competition
Integrating Biotechnology and Architecture
Learn and do science in the same way you
learn and play football? - in social, PASSION DRIVEN clubs-
OPEN to everyone, regardless of your occupation: industry employee,
businessman, politician, bureaucrat, researcher or craftsman
What if you could...
The strong association and cooperative-society oriented
culture in Denmark can be a framework for high-tech creative
What if ...&
Collaborative Open Innovation?
Indoor cultivation knowledge sharing
Indoor Farming Society
"TEACHES KIDS TO BE PSYCHOPATHS".
Queen's University philosophy Professor Michael Allen warned that
the device will: "encourage amateurs to operate invasively on living
organisms" and "encourage thinking of complex living organisms as
mere machines or tools".
… email complaints said that Roboroach
..."The backpack allows students to do graduate level research early in life".
... Had been developed solely to encourage children to take an
interest in neuroscience" … "At the moment this crucially important
subject is woefully under-taught."
No chain of command, no excuse: only YOUR Decision
Now what...?? ??
Negotiations and reflections
Should we continue this and under what conditions...?
A: “Should we grow our own GMO pets?”
@ our “general discuss mail-list”
“It’s Fake! Don’t waste our time with fake links.”B:
“It’s Fake! Don’t waste our time with fake links.”
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we really could do it?
Isn’t this what Labitat is about ? :C
There is a difference between the “knowledge to” and actually DO’ing”.
- “We could 3D-print guns but this doesn’t mean that we should use our
3D printers for that.”
"I think we should"I think we should
be able to, but not necessarily DO.
A diybio/citizen science experimental competition to find new antibiotics
Draft DIYbio Code of Ethics from European Congress
Emphasize transparency and the sharing of ideas, knowledge, data and results.
Adopt safe practices.
Promote citizen science and decentralized access to biotechnology.
Help educate the public about biotechnology, its benefits and implications.
Know you don’t know everything.
Carefully listen to any concerns and questions and respond honestly.
Biotechnology must only be used for peaceful purposes.
Respect humans and all living systems.
Recognize the complexity and dynamics of living systems and our responsibility towards them.
Remain accountable for your actions and for upholding this code.