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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

I bring synthetic aesthetics and a biotechnological future

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist, designer and writer, and integrates science technology and new design applications in a biotechnological future. As Design Fellow on Synthetic Aesthetics, an NSF/EPSRC-funded project at Stanford University and the University of Edinburgh, she is curating an international programme researching synthetic biology, art and design, investigating how we might ‘design nature’.

Works include The Synthetic Kingdom, a proposal for a new branch of the Tree of Life; E. chromi, a collaboration with James King and Cambridge University’s grand-prize-winning team at the 2009 International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) and a science fiction short story - The Well-Oiled Machine, co-written with Oron Catts while resident at SymbioticA, the art and science laboratory at the University of Western Australia in 2009.

Daisy studied Architecture at Cambridge University, Design at Harvard University, and MA Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA NY, The Art Institute of Chicago, London’s Design Museum, the Israel Museum and the National Museum of China. Daisy publishes, teaches and lectures internationally: recent talks include TEDglobal and PopTech. Her work was nominated for the Brit Insurance Designs of The Year 2011, the Index Award 2011 and she received the World Technology Award (Design) 2011.

Alexandra Daisy is speaking at PICNIC Festival 2012

Design Column #1 Micro Impact
Day 2, 15:45 - 17:15, Exhibition 2
fundamentals biotechnology Design



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