Antibiotic-responsive bioart

Exploring DIYbio as a design studio practice

Anastasia Kuznetsov, Cassandra Barrett, Piyum Fernando, Kat Fowler

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Our work links hybrid practices from biology, fine arts, and design in a studio setting to support materially-oriented engagement with biotechnology. Using autoethnographic methods, we present our two-year process of converting an HCI studio into a BSL-1 (biosafety level 1) facility, our iterative development of low-cost tools, and our own selfreflexive experimentation with (DIY)bio protocols. Insights from this work led us to design a weeklong bioart course, whereby junior highschool students creatively "painted" with bacteria and antibiotic substances, digitally designed stencils from the resulting petri dish images, and screenprinted them onto physical artifacts. Our findings reveal the nuances of working with biological, analog, and digital materials in a design studio setting. We conclude by reflecting on DIYbio studio as a gathering of diverse actors who work with hybrid materials to give physical form to matters of concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationEngage with CHI
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Volume2018-April
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Apr 21 2018Apr 26 2018

Other

Other2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period4/21/184/26/18

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Studios
Antibiotics
Hybrid materials
Biotechnology
Human computer interaction
Bacteria
Students
Network protocols
Costs

Keywords

  • Bioart
  • Design studio
  • DIYbio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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Kuznetsov, A., Barrett, C., Fernando, P., & Fowler, K. (2018). Antibiotic-responsive bioart: Exploring DIYbio as a design studio practice. In CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI (Vol. 2018-April). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174037

Antibiotic-responsive bioart : Exploring DIYbio as a design studio practice. / Kuznetsov, Anastasia; Barrett, Cassandra; Fernando, Piyum; Fowler, Kat.

CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. Vol. 2018-April Association for Computing Machinery, 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kuznetsov, A, Barrett, C, Fernando, P & Fowler, K 2018, Antibiotic-responsive bioart: Exploring DIYbio as a design studio practice. in CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. vol. 2018-April, Association for Computing Machinery, 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018, Montreal, Canada, 4/21/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174037
Kuznetsov A, Barrett C, Fernando P, Fowler K. Antibiotic-responsive bioart: Exploring DIYbio as a design studio practice. In CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. Vol. 2018-April. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018 https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174037
Kuznetsov, Anastasia ; Barrett, Cassandra ; Fernando, Piyum ; Fowler, Kat. / Antibiotic-responsive bioart : Exploring DIYbio as a design studio practice. CHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Engage with CHI. Vol. 2018-April Association for Computing Machinery, 2018.
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