EXPERIENCE THE NEWEST HARVEST OF CELL CULTURED PRODUCTS AT THE WORLD’S FIRST CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO CELLULAR AGRICULTURE.
New Harvest 2017 is a conference dedicated to cellular agriculture–the creation of agricultural products like meat, milk, eggs, leather and silk in cell cultures instead of using whole plants or animals. The conference will host presentations about the latest developments in this field including “Cell Ag 101″ and debates about the future ramifications of this technology.
New Harvest is the non-profit research institute that is funding open science in cellular agriculture through the New Harvest Research Fellowship program at universities around the world.
OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2017 in New York
It is time to re-think the supply chain of animal products.
By applying advances in tissue engineering and synthetic biology to growing food, we can revolutionize the supply chain of animal products to continue to provide affordable and sustainable food to a growing population. We call this “cellular agriculture.”
cellF is the world’s first neural synthesizer. It is a real “wet-alogue” Synthesizer. cellF’s “brain” is made of a biological neural network that grows in a Petri dish and controls in real time an array of analogue modular synthesizers that were custom made to work in synergy with the neural network. It is a completely autonomous, wet and analogue instrument.
In 2012, Guy Ben-Ary received a fellowship to develop a biological self-portrait, and decided to portray one of his juvenile dreams: to become a rock star.
Guy Ben-Ary had a biopsy taken from his arm, then he cultivated his skin cells in vitro in the labs of SymbioticA at UWA, and using Induced Pluripotent Stem cell technology, he transformed his skin cells into stem cells. When these stem cells began to differentiate they were pushed down the neuronal lineage until they became neural stem cells, which were then fully differentiated into neural networks over a Multi-Electrode Array (MEA) dish to become – “Ben-Ary’s external brain”.
The MEA dishes that host Ben-Ary’s neural networks consist of a grid of 8×8 electrodes. These electrodes can record the electric signals (action potentials) that the neurons produce and at the same time send stimulations to the neurons – essentially a read-and-write interface to the “brain”.
The Creators Project sat down with Thea Baumann to talk wearable technology, augmented reality, and fashion for the future. Alongside anime, computer games, and cyberpunk, the creative technologist draws inspiration from the post-90s internet generation and the way that new technologies are shaping social consciousness. Baumann explains how learning to reverse engineer computer games and hack digital landscapes led her to create glam-tech company Metaverse Makeovers, whose products include augmented reality nail art, blurring the boundaries of fashion, technology, and identity.