Biohacking på Tekniska museet i juni

Den 2:a juni kommer Tekniska museet ha ett event om biobränsle, biokonst och biohacking. Bionyfiken kommer delta och prata om tDCS. Den största programpunkten är Biotricity (batteri med bakterier). Men vi kommer även få höra hur bakterier kan användas för att omvandla koldioxid till energi med hjälp av solljus. Eventet är gratis och biljetter kan bokas här. Hela programmet finns lite längre ned i detta inlägg.

biotricity

Date and time: 2 June 2015 at 14.30

Location: Tekniska museet, Museivägen 7, Altinsalen

14.00 Coffee and registration

14.30 Welcome: Ambassador of Latvia Mr Gints Jegermanis and Mrs Linda Sandberg, Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology

14.45 Bioart: Art and Science Join Forces in Building Techno-Ecological Perspective
Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits are artists, network researchers and cultural innovators, working with science and emerging media technologies. They are key founders of RIXC – Riga based center for new media culture. Since 2009 they are engaged in building Renewable Network – art and science collaboration platform that fosters art and science collaboration and supports “techno-ecological” art practices. Their artwork Biotricity – Bacteria Battery, created together with Voldemars Johansons, is currently displayed at Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology.

15.30 Coffee break

15.50 Biofuel: Using biotechnology to produce the next generation of liquid fuels
Paul Hudson is Assistant Professor in the School of Biotechnology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His research group works on the genetic engineering of bacteria to produce liquid biofuels. In particular, he is interested in using photosynthetic organisms such as blue green algae to capture CO2 and convert it directly to fuel using sunlight. Paul will talk about the current state of biofuels in Europe and the most promising new technologies currently at demonstration or laboratory scale.

16.35 Biohacking: Brain boosting with a 9 volt battery
One of the current hot topics in brain science is transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS). Biohackers Maria Kareliusson and Sina Amoor Pour will attempt to boost their brain power with some wet sponges and a 9-volt battery.

17.10 The end!

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