Designing Living Things

Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:00pm

Designing Living Things

Free Public Lecture

Christina Agapakis, Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Biology can be a design medium: scientists can now “write” DNA and manipulate microbial behavior. In the future, they could also reshape entire ecosystems. Christina Agapakis is a synthetic biologist, writer, and artist who collaborates with engineers, designers, artists, and social scientists to explore the many unexpected connections between microbiology, technology, art, and popular culture. In this lecture, she will discuss current and potential uses of biotechnology in various fields from agriculture and medicine to consumer goods and renewable energy.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138