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Pioneering bioartist Oron Catts will give a two-part workshop titled “Grow It Yourself – The Semi Living World,” at Brooklyn’s Genspace later this month. If you can’t afford the workshop but are interested in the topic, you may want to consider attending his talk on Wednesday, July 25th, which is free.

Today with 3D printing we can make our own products from dead materials like plastics. What if we could print living material—like organs and skin—with a 3D bioprinter? Make your own tissue cultures at this workshop. First, learn how to design and build a DIY incubator, sterile hood and centrifuge. Then learn the essentials of tissue engineering. The workshop will cover the main techniques of regenerative medicine and will explore the broader cultural and artistic implication of using living tissue within artistic context. By the end of the course you will have learned how to make the tools necessary for tissue engineering and build your own living structure with biodegradable soft polymers and 3D scaffolds created by a MakerBot 3D printer.

More events at Genspace.

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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