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What are those psychedelic, multicolored bubbles above? Bio-artist and designer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explains: The puffball-type mushrooms are actually membrane pumps that would suddenly erupt on the tree thats been infected with the pathogen that causes sudden oak death. So they’re very carefully designed pumps which would then inject serum into the tree. They’re part […]

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This is Electrostabilis Cardium, a custom-bioprinted defibrillating organ It’s part electric eel, so it discharges an electric current  at an instance of a heart attack. This is what an Electrostabilis Cardium transplant looks like. As imagined by Agatha Haines, Circumventive Organs bioart series imagines a near future of new organs: The ability to replicate and print cells in […]

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In 1997, Eduardo Kac invented the term “Bio Art,” giving a name to several of his ethics-challenging projects in transgenics and biotechnology. His Genesis installation allowed online viewers to interact with a synthetic gene, proposing a philosophical paradox of man’s supremacy over nature. Alba, Kac’s genetically-altered florescent bunny, roused global controversy. “You would be surprised by the number of individuals who consider […]

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