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Plant Synthetic Biology

 

Why is Plant Synthetic Biology Important?

Plant synthetic biology has great potential to improve sustainable bioproduction of globally important products; from foodstuffs to fibres to drugs. Advantages of plants over engineered microbes include their worldwide cultivation, their harvest on a giga-tonne scale and the existing precedent for genetically modified crops in many parts of the world. In addition to these applied benefits, plants raise interesting scientific questions and technical challenges around engineering pathways and interactions in multi-cellular, differentiating and developing organisms, adding complexity to current microbial experiments.

Plant synthetic biology is a young field and requires the development of tools and techniques to deal with additional complexity, such as improved genome editing, DNA synthesis and assembly at chromosomal or genomic scales. Supply of plant DNA parts is expected to increase rapidly, which is why the sharing and characterization of these components is a priority; particularly in the liverwort Marchantia, which appears to be a promising candidate for a plant synthetic biology model organism. Tools identified as necessary to support these developments include hardware and software for automation of high-throughput assembly and characterization, plant-relevant software models, data repositories and standards to increase interoperability of the parts and their associated data.

 

http://synbiobeta.com/openplant-plant-synthetic-biology/

the bio complexity of sex

http://www.cell.com/pictureshow/biology-of-sex

The Biology of Sex

In this special Cell Picture Show, presented by Current Biology, we pay homage to the fascinating biology of sex. Sex is a paradoxical phenomenon: not only because pleasure and pain are often so close together, but also because it’s such a fundamental aspect of life. Yet biologists are still trying to understand why it exists in the first place. Sexual reproduction is everywhere—nearly all life forms practice it one way or the other. But sex as we know it comes at a cost: because there are two sexes, the reproductive output is essentially cut in half (two individuals are needed to reproduce). So, there must be significant benefits to outweigh these costs, or else sex wouldn’t have evolved.

Many theories have been put forward for what these benefits might be—in particular, increased genetic variation and the protection against diseases and parasites that comes with it. But the deeper reasons for the ubiquity of sex are still not fully understood. All the more reason, we think, to marvel at the many ways that sex is implemented in biology. Nearly all of the plants and animals that we see around us are the product of the fusion of two gametes: the female oocyte and the male sperm or pollen. Bringing these gametes together is a game of baroque intricacy. Because reproductive success is its ultimate prize, evolution has led to a host of complex adaptations that underlie all steps of sex—from the differentiation of the sexes and the production and delivery of the gametes, all the way to the complex signals, rituals, and combats involved in finding the right mating partner.

 

 

MicroMacropleasure OpenlaB

Focus by zooming in and out. 
Over the course of the research the lab will research connotations of
production (modi operandi) by a synthesis of actions, choreographies,
sculptures, prototypes and installations. The OpenLab will pervert
the streamlined techniques of traditional medical devices, which are
determined by functionality and profit. The logics of efficiency will
be scrambled in favor of excess and pleasure.  The research of the
body as a static 'object' is extended into a body in flux of cells,
energy and desire.
MicroMacropleasures
as a experimental lab that explores the capacity of our bodies to
react and catabolize the biopower.
By making our bodies the most desirable technology and by using
scientific process as a ground. We are activating the body's
extrasensory perceptions in which the lab reconnects our ability to
enable micro organism in the macro universal macro organism that
together inhabit. !!!
Wewill question (once again) what medical and cultural institutions
have banished/expatriated from the commons of knowledge. In exploring
these intra-related questions the proto matter/experience, created by
multiples experiments/activities will expose the body as a diffracted
entanglements, an agency which becomes - what would later be defined
- as a non identities or diffracted entities. 
Lab Sessions will culminate in a performative presentation in which
visitors can try on and wear the prototypes and samples. The open lab
becomes a proposition: a mediator of boundaries and comfort (?) as it
binds the viewer’s body to the work.   
The performance of knowledge :   
 Polanyi, Hutton and Barad propose that true knowledge has an experiential performative aspect--what I am calling “the performance of knowledge.” Instead of representing an independent world, this perfomative aspect encompasses the relations and exchanges (i.e., information, communication, intelligence) between bodies, objects, environments: an ongoing embodiment that emerges from our various capacities. Performing knowledge is an enactment of a world that is inseparable from the performing body. This performance restructures our very selfexperience changing our body, our chemistry, our muscles, the patterns of our neural connections—just as this performance changes the world through our participation in it. Thus, knowledge is more than something that you have, it’s something that you do – the performance of knowledge.  
https://www.missouriwestern.edu/orgs/polanyi/2010pprs/Hutton-10-25-10-pdf.pdf
LAbSession 01 – 2015 - M HKA/S14 - Daemons & Shell Scripts "squitwerking"

Twerking and scientific vaginal explorations as biopolitical instrument while hacking and assembling DIY sequencers, loopers, producing noise: that is an arduous assertion of freedom against an order that seemed immutable

biopunk,genderhacking, micromacropleasure, biohacking, autonomy, pechblendalab, gynepunk, transhackfeminism

	

HardGlam concept

I will love to use this definition below to archive the emergence of the concept HArdGlam .
concepts are never pre-programmed. Rather, they are experimental  effects  of an on-going process which emerge in the doing, and merge  with making.
I like to adopt the term “research-creation” to describe its activities,  with  the goal of fundamentally rethinking “theory” and “practice” in a  way  that overcomes the all-too-common antagonism between the two. What  distinguishes the Pechblenda lab approach to research-creation is its   emphasis on philosophy as a creative practice in its own right, and its   sustained dedication to live experimentation with new forms of   transdisciplinary collaboration. Pechblenda lab  projects engage in the  process of thinking by doing, always with the  understanding that  concepts are made in and through the event. They  practice philosophy as  a catalyst to other modes of creative endeavour,  never their judge or  master.
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Centrifuge
http://hackteria.org/wiki/Gynepunkfuge
INkubator
http://hackteria.org/wiki/Especultivo_inkubator_based_on_the_Fermento_one
Microskope
http://hackteria.org/wiki/Microscopy_Station

indivisible science/art/philosophy to-come

Whereas Weismann in his article deals with the full range of modalities and comes to more refined conclusion:
“On  this view, the brain will not be merely replaced by the computer,  or  reduced to prosthesis, but rather asympotically augmented and   multiplied; perhaps beyond every recognitional model. Indeed the mutant  character of these abstract machines to be constructed indicates their  profound capability to extend beyond all present modalities of   collective expression, to inaugurate new (artistic, scientific,  philosophical) experimentalisms; and indeed prefigure the decoding of   the topological divisions which striate these variadic  experimentalisms,  to unfold a newly-reunified and joyous thought  without image, an  indivisible science/art/philosophy to-come.”

PErFORMATIVE KNOWLEDGE

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Barad propose that true knowledge has an experiential performative aspect–what I am calling “the performance of knowledge.” Instead of
representing an independent world, this perfomative aspect encompasses the relations and exchanges (i.e., information, communication, intelligence) between bodies, objects, environments: an ongoing embodiment that emerges from our various capacities. Performing knowledge is an enactment of a world that is inseparable from the performing body. This performance restructures our very selfexperience changing our body, our chemistry, our muscles, the patterns of our neural connections—just as this performance changes the world through our participation in it. Thus, knowledge is more than something that you have, it’s something that you do – the performance of knowledge.

this words make inside my matter a really big eco.,.,.,., for me something to share for sure .,.,.,.,