Biohacking Safari on tour

Today, researchers AND citizens together build incredible biological machines. Follow us in this new exploration, to Boston !

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Biohacking Safari on tour

<p> Previously on Biohacking Safari, after touring biohackerspaces in North America, we're back in the USA  ! </p> <p>  </p> <p> Our aim, <strong>tell biohacking through the eyes of people doing it</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Next week, people from around the world will be gathering for the finale of a very special competition. Researchers, artists and citizen biohackers will show their latest discoveries in synthetic biology.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>We need you to be able to explore, connect and tell in words, interviews and photos this huge event.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Hackpad.com_xqxyjiqdaun_p.69610_1413672847258_s0347218-1413762782" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/129729/hackpad.com_XQxYjiqdauN_p.69610_1413672847258_S0347218-1413762782.jpg"></p> <p> Photo by Daily Laurel</p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Spring 2014, a saturday afternoon on the roof of the MIT in Boston.</em></p> <p> <em>- Could I have a portrait of you with my skateboard, please ?</em></p> <p> <em>- Yes, sure. Its been ages I haven't ride one of those.</em></p> <p> <em>...</em></p> <p> <em>- Sir, skating is not allowed here.</em></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> This tall grey hair man rules a prestigious Harvard team working on the genetics. He also was at the roots of revolutionary <strong>DNA sequencing technologies</strong>. This pioneer is now devoting his life to the <strong>Personal Genome Project</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>George Church</strong>, our skateboard fellow, wants to open source our genomes and so creates an <strong>open</strong> source <strong>platform</strong> compiling volunteer’s <strong>genome sequences</strong>; a very powerful tool for research. Anyone can add his own information, like a Facebook account even you can.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Ok, but why does he have a skateboard in his hands? Well, lets take a closer look to it.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Hackpad.com_xqxyjiqdaun_p.69610_1413672846135_s0387243-1413762824" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/129730/hackpad.com_XQxYjiqdauN_p.69610_1413672846135_S0387243-1413762824.jpg"></p> <p> Photo by Daily Laurel</p> <p>  </p> <p> Our photo reporter, while exploring <strong>all biohackerspaces in North America</strong>, used this mean of transportation, meeting and connecting people making what DIYBio is today.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Rolling from hackerspaces and biohackerspaces, sticking logos from East to the West, all DIYBio related that he met are represented on the board.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>HOW THIS JOURNEY WAS POSSIBLE?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> It all started in the late winter 2014 at the first biohackerspace in France call La Paillasse</p> <p>  </p> <p> A m/haker and a researcher in immunology meet around the idea of a Biohacking Safari tour in the cradle of biohacking &gt; North America.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Map-trip-daily-1413660752" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/129467/map-trip-daily-1413660752.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> 8 ecosystems to visit, 40 spaces and communities with <strong>biohackerspaces</strong> and strong <strong>emerging communities</strong> based on DIYBIO visited in 3 months. Many ways to tell those stories, through conferences, interviews and exhibition showing where open science in the making is done.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Hackpad.com_xqxyjiqdaun_p.69610_1413678527139_s0531494-1413764187" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/129737/hackpad.com_XQxYjiqdauN_p.69610_1413678527139_S0531494-1413764187.jpg"></p> <p> TripGlasses in test at Noisebridge, hackerspace, downtown San Francisco.</p> <p> Photo by Daily Laurel</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Hackpad.com_xqxyjiqdaun_p.69610_1413678524797_dscf9047-1413764534" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/129738/hackpad.com_XQxYjiqdauN_p.69610_1413678524797_DSCF9047-1413764534.jpg"></p> <p> Break at NYC resistor, one of the first hackerspace in NYC.</p> <p> Photo by Daily Laurel</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Dscf5576_large.1398310424-1413764659" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/129739/DSCF5576_large.1398310424-1413764659.jpg"></p> <p> Hackers deal with biology now, Bosslab, Harvard.</p> <p> Photo by Daily Laurel</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="10743377_10152508457698823_1348942359_n-1413853624" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/130098/10743377_10152508457698823_1348942359_n-1413853624.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Biohacking, through the eyes of people doing it (cf. Our interviews on world.lapaillasse.org)</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>And today ?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Today, we want to pursue our exploration, discovering of disrupting biologist.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Few events and festival gather those biologists this year especially in Vienna where a film festival featuring only is Synthetic Biology movies, <strong>BioFiction</strong>. Also, at the same place all <strong>DIYBio Europe</strong> actors will be meeting …</p> <p>  </p> <p> And the <strong>Giant Jamboree IGEM 2014</strong>...this is where we need you all.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WHY THIS GIANT JAMBOREE IN BOSTON ?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> In the beginning IGEM is an international competition about synthetic biology between students.</p> <p>  </p> <p> What does it mean?</p> <p>  </p> <p> All the team have few month to create a <strong>biologic machinery</strong> based on Biobricks. It can go from creating pigments, beer to biosensors made to recognize mercury in water or how to fight tuberculosis; at the end all this is gathered on a wiki...Each team add a brick to the big building of life innovation.</p> <p>  </p> <p> BUT THIS YEAR IGEM IS <strong>10 years old</strong></p> <p> BUT THIS YEAR IGEM IS <strong>open to artist and designers</strong></p> <p> BUT THIS YEAR IGEM IS <strong>open to biohackers too !</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Dscf5565_large.1398312201-1413763462" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/129732/DSCF5565_large.1398312201-1413763462.jpg"></p> <p> Photo by Daily Laurel</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WHAT WILL WE DO/MAKE THERE?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We propose you an audio/visual immersion into an international meeting with brilliant minds and perhaps the future entrepreneur of tomorrow into biotech.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Tripartite mission:</p> <p>  </p> <p> -Visualize emerging innovations into Synthetic biology as well as into art and design.</p> <p> -Understanding of cross-pollination between academics, artists, and hackers.</p> <p> -Detecting the best innovations and tell their stories.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>When we will be back</strong>, photo-reports, masterclass at La Paillasse (and live stream!).</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>&gt;&gt;&gt; GET READY FOR THE RIDE  &lt;&lt;&lt;</strong></p> <p>  </p>

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<p> 2 tickets mainly to <strong>cross the ocean without paddling</strong>!</p> <p>  </p> <p> More money? Stay on the ground around one of the most attractive innovation center in the world...BOSTON.</p> <p>  </p> <p> More money... more travels around Europe, after Boston to foster open science culture and emerging technologies.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

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