March 31st 2010
Synthetic Aesthetics is an upcoming program designed to bring 6 synthetic biologists and 6 designers together in a month-long mutually beneficial collaboration. The goal is to to bring together synthetic biologists, social scientists, designers, artists, and other creative practitioners, to explore existing and potential collaborations between synthetic biology and ...
February 26th 2010
, good ideas
Testing a multitouch interface to a 2-axis microscope stage powered by cheap servo motors, controlled by an arduino, processing, and TUIO events from an iPhone. My dream is to be able to put my fingers on giant microbes and swipe them around. Based on diybio.org/ucam.
ucam development 25 Feb 2010 ...
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I've been fascinated by bioluminescence from the first time I saw pictures of deep-sea angler fish. Since then, I've seen dozens ...
August 19th 2009
As part of the interview process, Carolina Rossini asked me to write a short report on "The Problems of Patents on Diagnostic Testing Kits" (pdf).
Later that summer, I read Steven Levy's "Hackers: The Heros of the Computer Revolution."
Now I've started to see an analogy between the tools used by nascent ...
June 26th 2009
Over the last few weeks I've been putting my shoulder into ruby, twitter analytics, basic statistics, and visualization along with the fine young minds of the nascent Web Ecology Project.
One of the first things we looked at was the trending terms on twitter; Specifically, for every day over the ...