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Hacking Life
A brief and chaotic overview
of DIYbio, biohacking and
transhumanism
Paul Kennedy
What do these words mean?
DIYBio: a movement that applies the DIY
ethic to biological systems and biological
research
Bioh...
DIYBio and Biohacking Groups
Hackspaces
London BioHackSpace
DIYBio and Biohacking Groups
Academia
DIYBio and Biohacking Groups
Open-Source Methods and Resources
Projects
Chromochord
Stranger Visions Biojewellery
Glowing Plant
Projects
Biocurious cell printer DIY incubator
Robo Roach Near-infrared vision
Transhumanism (H+) and DIYBio
Neil Harbisson Lepht Anonym
Amal Graafstra Tim Cannon
My work – bioreactors
(Also a bioreactor!)
Controlled
environments for
growing things like
yeast, bacteria or
algae
Project Inspiration: DIY Bioreactor
Take home messages
• Nothing stopping you except mistakes,
and pain/sepsis/death in the case of
grinding. The information ...
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  1. 1. Hacking Life A brief and chaotic overview of DIYbio, biohacking and transhumanism Paul Kennedy
  2. 2. What do these words mean? DIYBio: a movement that applies the DIY ethic to biological systems and biological research Biohacking: The application of the DIYBio ethic to a specific challenge or project Transhumanism: a movement of intellectuals, futurists and biohackers (grinders) with the goal of enhancing human intellectual or physical capabilities
  3. 3. DIYBio and Biohacking Groups Hackspaces London BioHackSpace
  4. 4. DIYBio and Biohacking Groups Academia
  5. 5. DIYBio and Biohacking Groups Open-Source Methods and Resources
  6. 6. Projects Chromochord Stranger Visions Biojewellery Glowing Plant
  7. 7. Projects Biocurious cell printer DIY incubator Robo Roach Near-infrared vision
  8. 8. Transhumanism (H+) and DIYBio Neil Harbisson Lepht Anonym Amal Graafstra Tim Cannon
  9. 9. My work – bioreactors (Also a bioreactor!) Controlled environments for growing things like yeast, bacteria or algae
  10. 10. Project Inspiration: DIY Bioreactor
  11. 11. Take home messages • Nothing stopping you except mistakes, and pain/sepsis/death in the case of grinding. The information is out there. • I will post a linkstorm of all the stuff I spoke about here: www.dreamingtothefuture.wordpress. com and on the Arduino CT group • Watch this video – “Neil Harbisson: I listen to colour”

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