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BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD explores how biology and biotechnology can be designed within social contexts.<br>
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[http://biodesign.cc BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD] explores how biology and biotechnology can be designed within social contexts.<br>
  
As a powerful technological medium after industrial and digital revolutions, implementation and design solutions for biology and biotechnology must reflect a diversity of voices to be meaningful in society, not only to be guided by economic concerns of a few.<br>
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As a powerful technological medium after industrial and digital revolutions, implementation and design solutions for biology and biotechnology must reflect a diversity of voices to be meaningful in society, not only to be guided by concerns of a few.<br>
  
 
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==Our Philosophy==
==Real world problems:==
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===Real world problems===
  
 
BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD is a transdisciplinary and collaborative research project. We ask what is good design in biology and biotechnology by going through design cycles to define, build, and field-test prototypes that require the integration of wetware, hardware, and software to visualise and address real world water problems.<br>
 
BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD is a transdisciplinary and collaborative research project. We ask what is good design in biology and biotechnology by going through design cycles to define, build, and field-test prototypes that require the integration of wetware, hardware, and software to visualise and address real world water problems.<br>
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Our current projects derived from our common and local focus on water.<br>
 
Our current projects derived from our common and local focus on water.<br>
  
==Horizontal exchange:==
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===Horizontal exchange===
  
 
The project is a partnership between [http://artscienceblr.org/ (Art)ScienceBLR] with design students from the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, (Bangalore, India) the [http://lifepatch.org/ Lifepatch citizen initiative in art, science and technology] (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), and students at the [http://wiki.epfl.ch/biodesign-realworld School of Life Sciences at EPFL] (Lausanne, Switzerland where we are housed in [http://hackuarium.strikingly.com/ Hackuarium]). We collaborate closely with [https://www.ncbs.res.in/ National Centre for Biological Sciences] (NCBS, Bangalore India), and Microbiology Laboratory of Agriculture Faculty of [http://www.ugm.ac.id/en/ Universitas Gadjah Mada] (Yogyakarta, Indonesia).<br>
 
The project is a partnership between [http://artscienceblr.org/ (Art)ScienceBLR] with design students from the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, (Bangalore, India) the [http://lifepatch.org/ Lifepatch citizen initiative in art, science and technology] (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), and students at the [http://wiki.epfl.ch/biodesign-realworld School of Life Sciences at EPFL] (Lausanne, Switzerland where we are housed in [http://hackuarium.strikingly.com/ Hackuarium]). We collaborate closely with [https://www.ncbs.res.in/ National Centre for Biological Sciences] (NCBS, Bangalore India), and Microbiology Laboratory of Agriculture Faculty of [http://www.ugm.ac.id/en/ Universitas Gadjah Mada] (Yogyakarta, Indonesia).<br>
  
==Open approach:==
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===Open approach===
  
We follow the open process – CC BY-SA 3.0 and a do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others DIWO) approach. We actively share and test our work through workshops. Our documentation can be found on the project wiki and we share our code and designs on github and our research and process through videos and links.<br>
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We follow the open process – [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ CC BY-SA 3.0] and a do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others DIWO) approach. <br>
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We actively share and test our work through workshops. <br>
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Our documentation can be found here on the project wiki and we share our code and designs on [https://github.com/BioDesignRealWorld/ github] and our research and process through videos and [https://delicious.com/biodesign links].<br>
  
==Our history:==
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==Our history==
 
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[[File:2011_romanmotier.jpg|right|250px]]
BioDesign started as an idea in the [hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/HackteriaLab_2011_-_Romainmotier hackterialab 2011] in Romainmôtier in Switzerland. We are part of the [http://hackteria.org/ hackteria] network. Check out Hackteria’s [http://hackteria.org/wiki/ wiki] pages for other open source bio art | DIY biology | generic lab equipment projects and designs.<br>
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BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD started as an idea in the [http://hackteria.org/wiki/index.php/HackteriaLab_2011_-_Romainmotier hackterialab 2011] in Romainmôtier in Switzerland. We are part of the [http://hackteria.org/ hackteria] network. Check out Hackteria’s [http://hackteria.org/wiki/ wiki] pages for other open source bio art | DIY biology | generic lab equipment projects and designs.<br><br>
 
The project name BIO- “Design for the Real World” was inspired by Victor Papanek’s book ''“Design for the Real World”''. Our design approach and principles of socially and environmentally responsible design was articulated well-before this project was conceived.
 
The project name BIO- “Design for the Real World” was inspired by Victor Papanek’s book ''“Design for the Real World”''. Our design approach and principles of socially and environmentally responsible design was articulated well-before this project was conceived.
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The project was launched with support by the [http://cooperation.epfl.ch/ CoDEV] [http://cooperation.epfl.ch/SeedMoneyEN SEED grant] from EPFL (2.2013-12.2014). (see funding section below)<br>
 
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The project was launched with support by the [http://cooperation.epfl.ch/ CoDEV] [http://cooperation.epfl.ch/SeedMoneyEN SEED grant] from EPFL (2.2013-12.2014).<br>
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==Find us online==
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* [http://biodesign.cc/ Biodesign.cc] - This is a chronological blog format of our activities
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* [https://github.com/BioDesignRealWorld/ Biodesign for the Real World GitHub]
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* Collection of links on [https://delicious.com/biodesign biodesign delicious]
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* Some important [[References]]
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* Our presentations on [http://www.slideshare.net/biodesign Slideshare]
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* Biodesign videos on [https://vimeo.com/biodesignrealworld vimeo]
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====In Switzerland:====
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* [http://wiki.epfl.ch/biodesign-realworld EPFL page] - This is the former EPFL project page for Biodesign for the Real World.
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* [https://www.unil.ch/dmf/en/home/menuinst/research-units/van-der-meer/people/jr-van-der-meer.html van der Meer Lab] at [http://www.unil.ch/ UNIL], with which we collaborate on the bioreporters
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* [http://hackuarium.ch/ Hackuarium] - A biohacker space in Renens, Switzerland, where we are part of the community in the Lausanne and surrounding area.
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====In Indonesia:====
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* [http://translate.google.com/translate?act=url&depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=id&tl=en&u=http://lifepatch.org/Lifepatch_-_citizen_initiative_in_art,_science_and_technology lifepatch.org] - Lifepatch is a citizens initiative in art, science, and technology based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They are one of the three partners of the Biodesign for the Real World project.
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* The [http://translate.google.com/translate?act=url&depth=2&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=id&tl=en&u=http://lifepatch.org/Jogja_River_Project Jogjya River Project] - This is the project page in English, of Lifepatch's Jogjya River Project.
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* Lifepatch videos on [https://vimeo.com/lifepatch vimeo] and now [https://www.youtube.com/user/lifepatchorg youtube]
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====In India:====
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* [http://www.artscienceblr.org/ (art)scienceBLR] is based in Bangalore, India and is one of the three partners of the Biodesign for the Real World project, and their [http://wiki.artscienceblr.org wiki]
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* (art)sciencBLR’s videos on [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAwkRqDvpz1VHbU27djRj6Q youtube], [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAwkRqDvpz1VHbU27djRj6Q here] and [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAwkRqDvpz1VHbU27djRj6Q here]
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====We are Global====
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* [http://hackteria.org/ Hackteria] - We are part of the greater hackteria network. Hackteria is a webplatform and collection of Open Source Biological Art Projects, as well as an loosely knit globally active network of practitioners who collaborate and contribute to the hackteria projects. 
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==Funding==
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Here is a list of direct funding biodesign for the real world has received for our activities.<br>
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Other funding related to hosting events are noted in each of the event sub-pages.<br><br>
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With the funding from EPFL's CoDEV SEED Money Program (2013-2014), Lifepatch and (Art)ScienceBLR have infrastructure to support biology experiments.<br>
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In Lausanne, we are housed at hackuarium for our wetlab, and P1 activities are carried out at EPFL and/or UNIL.<br>
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|  '''Year''' || '''Source''' || '''Details''' || '''Documentation'''
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|  2014 - 2015 || [http://www.zenokarlschindler-foundation.ch/ Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation] || Partial salary, materials for Thomas Vetterli || [https://www.dropbox.com/s/7sp2qdmrxw2emv8/Thomas%20Vetterli%20ZKS%20Biodesign_Application.pdf?dl=0 Proposal], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ehzd4rdqn324xl/Thomas_Vetterli_Biodesign_Final_Report.pdf?dl=0 Final Report]
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|  2014 - 2015 || EPFL CoDEV [http://cooperation.epfl.ch/SeedMoneyEN SEED Money Program] ||For IN, ID, and CH || [https://www.dropbox.com/s/p44ooof9aui5u1c/SEEDapplication_2014_BIODESIGN_Hirosue.pdf?dl=0 Proposal], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/usutnwqu0xqp828/SEEDMoneyProgram_FinalReport_2014_BIODESIGN_Hirosue.pdf?dl=0 Final Report]
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|  2014 || SNSF [http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/science-communication/international-exploratory-workshops/Pages/default.aspx International Exploratory Workshop Grant] IZ32Z0_155308  ||Water Hackathon: Open Source Technologies for Rivers, Oceans and Lakes<br>For inviting participants for the Tech4Dev Waterhackathon || Proposal, Final Report
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|  2013 - 2014 || EPFL CoDEV [http://cooperation.epfl.ch/SeedMoneyEN SEED Money Program] || For IN, ID, and CH || [https://www.dropbox.com/s/ywzdrq5du9i1sw1/SEEDapplication_2013_BIODESIGN_Hirosue.pdf?dl=0 Proposal], [https://www.dropbox.com/s/2o2bz2w28m1fxmx/Report_2013_SEEDgrant_BIODESIGNfortheREALWORLD_Hirosue.pdf?dl=0 Final Report] [https://www.dropbox.com/s/50vvnia2yppwom8/BIODESIGN%20for%20the%20REAL%20WORLD%202013%20SEED%20Grant%20Use%20Summary.pdf?dl=0 Financial Summary]
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==Press Kit==
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==== Logo ====
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The biodesign logos can be downloaded [https://www.dropbox.com/sh/holm9eitbwz91u9/AABCXaxQiJ_bOVdZlkgq51Mpa?dl=0 here]. Designed by [https://adharidonora.wordpress.com/ Adhari Donora] aka antirender of [http://lifepatch.org/ Lifepatch].
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=== [[Bioreporter FAQ]] ===
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==Press==
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* [http://www.invivomagazine.com/fr/mens_sana/en_images/article/225/la-science-hors-des-sentiers-battus in vivo magazine article] Science off the Beaten Path by E. Freudenreich IN VIVO magazine - Think Health Issue No.7 12.2015 pp.44-48.

Latest revision as of 18:51, 23 May 2017

BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD explores how biology and biotechnology can be designed within social contexts.

As a powerful technological medium after industrial and digital revolutions, implementation and design solutions for biology and biotechnology must reflect a diversity of voices to be meaningful in society, not only to be guided by concerns of a few.

Our Philosophy

Real world problems

BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD is a transdisciplinary and collaborative research project. We ask what is good design in biology and biotechnology by going through design cycles to define, build, and field-test prototypes that require the integration of wetware, hardware, and software to visualise and address real world water problems.

Our current projects derived from our common and local focus on water.

Horizontal exchange

The project is a partnership between (Art)ScienceBLR with design students from the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, (Bangalore, India) the Lifepatch citizen initiative in art, science and technology (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), and students at the School of Life Sciences at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland where we are housed in Hackuarium). We collaborate closely with National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS, Bangalore India), and Microbiology Laboratory of Agriculture Faculty of Universitas Gadjah Mada (Yogyakarta, Indonesia).

Open approach

We follow the open process – CC BY-SA 3.0 and a do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others DIWO) approach.
We actively share and test our work through workshops.
Our documentation can be found here on the project wiki and we share our code and designs on github and our research and process through videos and links.

Our history

2011 romanmotier.jpg

BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD started as an idea in the hackterialab 2011 in Romainmôtier in Switzerland. We are part of the hackteria network. Check out Hackteria’s wiki pages for other open source bio art | DIY biology | generic lab equipment projects and designs.

The project name BIO- “Design for the Real World” was inspired by Victor Papanek’s book “Design for the Real World”. Our design approach and principles of socially and environmentally responsible design was articulated well-before this project was conceived.

The project was launched with support by the CoDEV SEED grant from EPFL (2.2013-12.2014). (see funding section below)

Find us online

In Switzerland:

  • EPFL page - This is the former EPFL project page for Biodesign for the Real World.
  • van der Meer Lab at UNIL, with which we collaborate on the bioreporters
  • Hackuarium - A biohacker space in Renens, Switzerland, where we are part of the community in the Lausanne and surrounding area.

In Indonesia:

  • lifepatch.org - Lifepatch is a citizens initiative in art, science, and technology based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They are one of the three partners of the Biodesign for the Real World project.
  • The Jogjya River Project - This is the project page in English, of Lifepatch's Jogjya River Project.
  • Lifepatch videos on vimeo and now youtube

In India:

  • (art)scienceBLR is based in Bangalore, India and is one of the three partners of the Biodesign for the Real World project, and their wiki
  • (art)sciencBLR’s videos on youtube, here and here

We are Global

  • Hackteria - We are part of the greater hackteria network. Hackteria is a webplatform and collection of Open Source Biological Art Projects, as well as an loosely knit globally active network of practitioners who collaborate and contribute to the hackteria projects.



Funding

Here is a list of direct funding biodesign for the real world has received for our activities.
Other funding related to hosting events are noted in each of the event sub-pages.

With the funding from EPFL's CoDEV SEED Money Program (2013-2014), Lifepatch and (Art)ScienceBLR have infrastructure to support biology experiments.
In Lausanne, we are housed at hackuarium for our wetlab, and P1 activities are carried out at EPFL and/or UNIL.

Year Source Details Documentation
2014 - 2015 Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation Partial salary, materials for Thomas Vetterli Proposal, Final Report
2014 - 2015 EPFL CoDEV SEED Money Program For IN, ID, and CH Proposal, Final Report
2014 SNSF International Exploratory Workshop Grant IZ32Z0_155308 Water Hackathon: Open Source Technologies for Rivers, Oceans and Lakes
For inviting participants for the Tech4Dev Waterhackathon
Proposal, Final Report
2013 - 2014 EPFL CoDEV SEED Money Program For IN, ID, and CH Proposal, Final Report Financial Summary



Press Kit

The biodesign logos can be downloaded here. Designed by Adhari Donora aka antirender of Lifepatch.

Bioreporter FAQ


Press

  • in vivo magazine article Science off the Beaten Path by E. Freudenreich IN VIVO magazine - Think Health Issue No.7 12.2015 pp.44-48.