Biopolitics

Who really shapes our bioengineered future?

Tag: map of influence

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Interview | Agi Haines gets under your skin

Designer Agi Haines not only uses biotech, she uses it on the human body. “I think we’re really malleable.” Her work touches upon the tension that splits the debate on human enhancement: should we try to improve our own biology? From a previous post you may remember Agi’s self-defibrillating heart, which shows how bioprinting may one day merge an eel’s electric organ with a human heart. As a speculative biodesigner, Agi confronts people with their unknown inside. But the world of science is not always open to that.

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When is biotechnology democratic?

Our blog is a quest towards democratic biotechnology. But why is democracy of value in technological development? Should we even pollute labs with the ambivalent needs of citizens? It seems reasonable since what labs produce could pollute our lives. And there seem to be proper ways to mind the public. Let’s consider the perspective of two philosophers.

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This working document shows ways for citizens to influence the lab.

Ways to influence the lab v2.0

Part of our project is mapping out ways for people to influence the lab. Our current view is sketched out in the visual above. This is work-in-progress and we will regularly update the map.

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