This list is Under Construction, but is a growing list of biotech researchers related to bioart and supporting technologies of bioartists. Please let me know if there are others that should be added and please feel free to edit or comment.

Associate Professor Tet Fatt, NIE (National Institute of Education) Singapore

Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene, 1976 and the idea of memetics or the analogous notion in cultural element exchanges similar to the notion of genes in evolutionary biology

Anne Kienhuis - The Arts and Genomics Center, Netherlands - Symbiotica Biologist

Craig Venter - Human Genome Sequencing
Good TED talk to watch (we'll watch it in class)

Freeman Dyson - just amusing
Talks of making toys as the way biotech can transcend and go forward. These hobbyists will be empowered and blow away with the DIY kit. Grow your own dog, cat, etc...

E O Wilson - Social animals

Deborah Gordon - Ants

Juan Enriquez - Genetics and futurist

Dan Dennett

Robert Full

Susan Blackmore - Temes

Paul Rothemund DNA computing

Adrian Cheok - Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, NUS


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Genetic Algorithms Demo

Humans Have Ten Times More Bacteria Than Human Cells: How Do Microbial Communities Affect Human Health?
The number of bacteria living within the body of the average healthy adult human are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to one. Changes in these microbial communities may be responsible for digestive disorders, skin diseases, gum disease and even obesity.

Neuron Transistor
@ Neuron Transistor

Luigi Galvani
Signal Transmission from Individual Mammalian Nerve Cell to Field-Effect Transistor
Strange Culture, A new film by Lynn Hershman Leeson

McKinsey: What Matters: Big changes, coming soon
What Matters, a blog about topics of global importance, curated by McKinsey & Company and featuring essays by respected experts in a variety of disciplines, including biotechnology, climate change, credit crisis, energy, geopolitics, globalization, health care, innovation, the Internet and organization.
Mad Science Contest: Build a Lifeform and We'll Send You to Hong Kong or Give You $1000
io9 wants to encourage mad scientists in every field, but especially in the area of synthetic biology. That's because synthetic biologists are the people who are going to build new life forms, like ligers and unicorns and people with claws and glowing eyes. OK, they might build bacteria that can clean up oil spills and repair damaged kidneys too. The point is, building new lifeforms is the science of the future and therefore you can never have too many garage laboratories and mad scientists devoted to it. That's why io9 is sponsoring a contest to find two of the best synthetic life forms you can design for us. The winners in our two categories will get either an all-expenses-paid trip to the kickass Synthetic Biology Conference in Hong Kong this October, or $1000 and a chance to have their creature drawn by a cool comic book artist. Find out more below.
Fast-Mutating Viroids Hold Clues to Early Life - Origins
ARS Research Timeline - Story on Viroid Discovery
How big is the human genome? - The GEEE! in GENOME
The size of genomes differs from one organism to the next. The complexity of each genome is not necessarily related to its size.
Programmable Genetic Clock Made Of Blinking Florescent Proteins Inside Bacteria Cells
Bioengineers have created the first stable, fast and programmable genetic clock that reliably keeps time by the blinking of fluorescent proteins inside E. coli cells. The clock's blink rate changes when the temperature, energy source or other environmental conditions change, a fact that could lead to new kinds of sensors that convey information about the environment through the blinking rate.
Paper: Obamas pick Portuguese water dog -
It's decided: the Obamas have chosen a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog to be the first pet.
Bompas & Parr: Alcoholic Architecture
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Computer Models of Cultural Evolution
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Technology recapitulates Phylogeny by Ken Rinaldo is a worm sculpture which explores supraorganization of tree structure
Technology recapitulates Phylogeny is a human activated living sculpture that uses live tubefex, worms, branches and brain cells, and circuit boards to look at tree structures as the primordial intelligent forms of the universe.
DNA Group Publications
Transitive Materials Towards an Integrated Approach to Material Technology
The History of the Interface in Interactive Art
ISEA, International Society for Electronic Art
Bioethics Advisory Committee
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