BioTechnique in SF: mixing art with biotech in a DIY era

biotechnique frogThere must be art times for biotechnologists too! Artists are always interested in the new and strange, and current biotech meets these 2 criteria.

I was informed by curator Philip Ross on a coming geeky art event called BioTechnique, which will open this October at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Out of the programming events the free Technebiotics seems the most interesting and topic related:Technebiotics, The California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco November 2nd 2-5 P.M.

From the intro:
Part science fair, part county fair, this afternoon event will feature multiple live demonstrations and do-it-yourself workshops on a wide range of biological techniques and processes. Artists, scientists and educators will demonstrate cutting edge laboratory equipment alongside traditional horticultural methods and everyday organic reactions. Technebiotics is a place to learn about flora and fauna in an environment that mixes expert knowledge with playful experimentation.

With presentations of (why not performances?):

DIY Laboratories
• Stem Cells
• DNA Extraction and Testing
• Microscopes
• Fermentation

Hydroponics
• Plant Breeding
• Mushroom Cultivation

• Kittens!
• Much More

And so on Pimm a new tag (art) was born…