Ars Synthetica


The OKAPI Public Understanding of Research program is collaborating with the Human Practices Lab of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC) to develop a multimedia public outreach and education website around synthetic biology, an emerging field that combines science and engineering to design new biological functions and systems. This new website will explore synthetic biology within a frame of Human Practices, engaging diverse academic and public communities in reflection and dialogue on how economic, political, and cultural forces may shape the development of synthetic biology and on how synthetic biology may impact human security, health, and welfare.  The website will be built during the Fall ’08 semester with the support of a dozen Undergraduate Research Apprentices and carried out in partnership with SynBERC and other synthetic biology initiatives around the country.

Website:
http://www.ars-synthetica.net
(Note: current site has been re-implemented in Drupal)

Launch Announcement:
https://okapi.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/ars-synthetica-prototype-launches/

Team:
Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology
Gaymon Bennett, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
Anthony Stavrianakis, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
Noah Wittman, Project Director
Lizzy Ha, Media Production Manager
Marlee Tichenor, Undergraduate Researcher
Kevin Costa, Synberc Administrative Director
Kate Spohr, Synberc Education Director
Adrian Van Allen:  Web/Interaction Design
Chacha Sikes:  Web Developer

Planning Documents:
Interactive Presentation

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