$37.50 – $75

Hormones gone haywire! DIY testing for Endocrine Disrupting Compounds

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132 32nd Street

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Brooklyn, NY 11232

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What EDCs (endocrine disrupting compounds) are in your food and water, how did they get there, and what are their effects?

In this workshop we will work with simple DIY tools to extract and identify EDCs using liquid samples from local waterways and the grocery store. We will be focusing specifically on estrogenic compounds that mimic estrogen (a sex hormone).

We will construct a simple Solid Phase Extraction apparatus that will allow us to collect these estrogenic compounds from sample liquids. In addition to this hands on activity, we will discuss the complex interrelationships between industrial agriculture and production, food systems, ecosystems, human bodies and the bodies of organisms that live in affected regions.

Since 2017 Byron Rich and Liz Flyntz have been working together on Epicurean Endocrinology, a project that uses cooking as a medium, citizen bio-science as a performance, and product design as activism. The project began as their independent research converged on food systems, food marketing, and endocrine disruptor proliferation. Their combined research engages with scientific literacy, public policy, regulatory systems and the performative nature of both the kitchen and the lab. Learn more here.

Liz Flyntz is a curator, information architect, artist, and writer. As a curator, she’s organized exhibitions and screenings about time capsules, money, ergonomic furniture, slogans, Radical Software, and rock n’ roll nostalgia for venues in the US and abroad. She is the co-editor and co-author of The Present Is the Form of All Life, a book about the time capsule works of media art and architecture group Ant Farm. She’s also written for The Creators Project, AfterImage, and Intercourse magazines.

Byron Rich is an artist, professor, and lecturer currently serving as Assistant Professor of Art and Director of Art & Technology at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Byron's work on speculative design, tactical media ecology, and emerging technologies in biological science, computer science, and transportation, has been widely shown and written about internationally. He has been featured in The Lancet, CLOT, We Make Moey Not Art, SciArt Magazine and Nature, among others, and has shown at Science Gallery Dublin, ZKM, LifeSpace, Ars Electronica, and Cambridge University's Cavendish Labs.

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