Bacilla Spore Actuators, Paper

Paper: Bacteria Spores at ACADIA

28 Oct , 2016  

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We have presented out paper on Bacteria Spores at the University of Michigan in Anne Arbor. The abstracts as follows: The last few years has seen an increase in the interest to bring living systems into the process of design. Work with living systems, nonetheless, presents several challenges. Aspects such as access to specialists’ labs, […]

Computational Colloids, Paper

“The Designs of the Natural” Presentation at the Baltic

23 Oct , 2016  

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Martyn Dade-Robertson gave a presentation as part of the playfulness themed session at the Northern Bridge Conference held at the Baltic Gallery for Contemporary Art in Newcastle upon Tyne. The short presentation took a philosophical perspective on the role of Deep Technologies (such as genetic engineering) on Design and Society using Herbert Simon’s “The Sciences of […]

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ARQ Special Edition on Biotechnology and the Built Environment

4 Aug , 2016  

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A special issue of Cambridge University Press’s ARQ (Architectural Research Quarterly) on Biotechnology and the  Built Environment has just come out. Edited by Martyn Dade-Robertson and Rachel Armstrong and with contributions from International Designers and Researchers. The editorial is as follows: Advances in the biological sciences have, we are told, brought about a biotechnology revolution. […]

Computational Colloids, Paper

Computational Colloids Project at ACADIA 2016

11 Jul , 2016  

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The Computational Colloids project will be presented at ACADIA 2016 (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture). The paper which will be published in October 2016 will be presented in Michigan. The abstract is as follows: The paper details the computational modeling work to define a new type of responsive material system based on genetically […]

Computational Colloids, Paper

Paper: Computational Colloids Project At SEED 2016

11 Jul , 2016  

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The Computational Colloids project will feature in a Poster presented at SEED 2016 in Chicago (Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design). The abstract for our poster is: We report on a novel project to integrate a civil engineering application with Synthetic Biology through the development of a mechanical sensing bacteria system. The project integrates a […]

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Paper: Computational Morphogenesis

6 Dec , 2015  

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We have published a new paper in Computational Morphogenesis in ACADIA. The abstract is below: Architectural discourse has recently suggested a new material practice derived from advances in the field of synthetic biology. As biological organisms can now be designed and engineered for specific purposes, it is expected that, in the near future, it will be […]

Bacillla Vitruvius, Paper

Paper: Material Ecologies for Synthetic Biology

6 Dec , 2015  

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Our Material Ecologies for Synthetic Biologies paper has been published in Computer-Aided Design. Abstract and download are below: This paper discusses the role that material ecologies might have in the emerging engineering paradigm of Synthetic Biology (hereafter SB). In this paper we suggest that, as a result of the paradigm of SB, a new way […]

Computational Colloids, Paper

Paper: Constructing Buildings on Mars

6 Dec , 2015  

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Our Radical Vernacular paper has been published in JBIS. The abstract and download is below: Our current speculative discourse on the colonisation of other planets tends to consider future buildings through the lens of hi- tech architecture. However, we suggest that developments in biotechnology will enable types of construction which are beyond even our current […]