BioCurious: A Hackerspace for Biotech. The Community Lab for Citizen Science
by Network for Open Scientific Innovation
USA Today and Biohackers. A perfect pair.
Well, maybe not. But you can still find BioCurious in today's print edition of USA Today (page A9) and online at http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2011-06-01-science-biopunk-hacker_n.htm
USA Today caught up with us during the Bay Area Maker Faire, where we displayed worms and brains under microscopes and Winogradsky columns we made at a recent meetup (photo 1) and featured a Mad Scientist Hall of Fame (photo 2). At the end, BioCurious won an Education Award from Maker Faire (photo 3)!
USA Today was working off the momentum of "Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Hardware of Life," a new book by Marcus Wohlsen, which profiles all your favorite scientists. :) Get your copy at http://www.amazon.com/Biopunk-Scientists-Hack-Software-Life/dp/1617230022
Kids love brains! Josh Perfetto and Eri Gentry (left), Jennifer Shieh (right), Maker Faire (eeeeverywhere!)
Aren't we all Mad Scientists at heart? Left-to-right: Eri Gentry, Reto Stamm, and Kathryn Hedgest (thanks to Raymond McCauley and Reto Stamm for making the setup!)
[Photos courtesy of Jennifer Shieh]