TEDTalking: Biohacking - you can do it, too
Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too
We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That's the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology.
WHAT: A weekly get together of graduate students to watch and discuss TED Talks on the broad theme of "science and society". Share insights on new and intriguing topics with students of history, ethics, science, and technology. Organized by graduate students in the GLOBES program based in the Reilly Center.
WHY: Promote exchange of ideas and perspectives across disciplines, in the spirit of the TEDTalks, ideas “meant to be shared with other curious minds.”
WHO: Open to graduate students in GLOBES & HPS programs and like-minded friends
WHERE: Rm 400 of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Geddes Hall
WHEN: Mondays at 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Refreshments courtesy of GLOBES
MORE: Schedule a practice talk or throw out an idea to the group. Learn how to communicate your own ideas in a compelling way. Contact Nick Bonneau (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sheri Sanders (email@example.com)