A Talk by Joe Davis
When: Saturday, April 20 2013, 6pm
Doors open at 5:30pm
Where: Genspace, The MEx Building
33 Flatbush Avenue,
Brooklyn NY 11217
Joe Davis (b.1950) is a research affiliate in the Alexander Rich Laboratory, MIT Department of Biology, the George Church Laboratory, Department of, Genetics, Harvard Medical School and McLuhan Program, University of Toronto. Davis is a lecturer and held teaching positions at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, University of Washington, and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), to name a few. His research and art includes work in the fields of molecular biology, bioinformatics, space art, and sculpture, using centrifuges, radios, prosthetics, magnetic fields, and microbes. His work have included encoding written poetry into DNA, channeling lightning bolts into towering sculptures experimenting with bacteria circuits and E.coli responses to Jazz. Davis' work has been featured in articles in Scientific American, Nature magazine, and several books, and the feature-length documentary "Heaven and Earth and Joe Davis" by Peter Sasowsky. Davis helped to pioneer fields in art, and molecular biology and carried out several widely recognized contributions, to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. He is twice a Rockefeller Fellow and a winner of the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica award.
When & Where
Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting culture, innovation and education in molecular biology for both children and adults. We work inside and outside of traditional settings, providing a safe, supportive environment for training and mentoring in biotechnology. In the summer of 2010, we built the first-ever community laboratory, a facility where we design workshops, train students and innovate new technologies. As a membership-based community lab, we offer New Yorkers the opportunity to work on their own projects in a safe, Biosafety level 1 facility.