Special seminar: "DIY practices in biology : origins, forms and ambitions"
14 Jan 2011 15:00
You are all invited to join us to hear Sara Aguiton's talk intended to locate in socio-cultural and historic contexts Do-It-Yourself practices in biology, specially in synthetic biology. We'll discuss about origins of the idea of "DIY" and the figure of amateur in general. Then, we'll try to figure communities of diyists in synthetic biology : their constitution, their organizations, their works and their ambition to change science and the world. At last, we'll collectively discuss the relevance of such DIY practices both scientifically and politically.
Sara, a science sociologist is now in her PhD at Science Po and took part in our 2009 iGEM team. Her work was re-compensated by the Best Human Practice Advancement prize.
More info about Sara Aguiton : http://www.cso.edu/cv_equipe.asp?per_id=164