Projects per year
Cross-kingdom fusion raises ontological, ethical and poetic poetic questions: how do multi -kingdom cell fusions challenge our categories and understandings of life? Where do they belong within both biological and cultural realms? How does their existence impact the environment and society?
In this interdisciplinary collaboration between artists (SymbioticA, University of Western Australia), scientists and social scientists (SynthSys, University of Edinburgh), we propose to create yeast-mammalian cell fusions, while exploring such questions through art.
We are engineering these fusion hybrids and observing their formation as they assemble into a new cell type. The work-in-progress was presented as an art exhibition at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April 2018.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|
|Event||Fifth International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop - Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States|
Duration: 5 May 2018 → 6 May 2018
Conference number: 5.0
|Conference||Fifth International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop|
|Period||5/05/18 → 6/05/18|
Crossing kingdoms and disciplines: biological and cultural articulations and understandings of synthetic mammalian/yeast fusion cells
1/01/18 → 31/12/18
1/01/17 → 31/12/17