Garage labs and biohacks

The domestic garage is adjunct space without heating, insulation and wall coverings. It’s often physically connected to the rest of the home, but homeowners treat it as an outside space, or at least a buffer between inside and outside. Garages are less common in inner city dwellings (where I live), especially where there are row houses, terraces, flats and older…More

Biosemiotics

Biosemiotics is an area of research that studies living matter in terms of its communication networks, i.e. the transfer of signs. Biosemioticians think that the exchange of signs applies to whole organisms communicating with one another (as when humans or other animals communicate), but also the exchange signs at the microscopic and chemical level, including the way cells process…More

Machine genomics

A code is a system of rules for translating one string of symbols into something else, such as another string, some actions or outputs. Code provides an obvious link between digital computers and nature. After all, computers run on code, and the nuclei of cells in living organisms contain gene sequences that the cells translate to other…More