Databite No. 69: Daniel Grushkin

designing at the fusion of biology and data science

February 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Data & Society
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New York, NY, 10011

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Daniel Grushkin presents Living Data: designing at the fusion of biology and data science:

Part talk, part science experiment, and part conversation, in this Databite, Daniel Grushkin explores how contemporary biotechnology melds data and biology, and creates a living medium, whose function in our society is only now emerging.

Daniel’s talk will be divided into three parts. In the first portion, he will speak about the contemporary biotech field’s relationship with DNA as a form of data. Then he will invite the audience to participate in a hands-on DNA workshop and will finish with a discussion on new ethics for this nascent field. [Please note, participation in the workshop is limited to 40 people, so please make sure to RSVP as soon as possible if you’d like to take part!]

Daniel is a journalist and cofounder of Genspace, a community biology lab in New York City focused on biotech education and innovation. In 2014, Fast Company ranked Genspace among the top 10 most innovative education companies in the world. Grushkin is also the founder of the Biodesign Challenge, a multi-university biotech education program for art and design students.