Industrial Waste/ Microbial Bioremediation workshop

Industrial Waste/ Microbial Bioremediation workshop Dates/ Times: December 5 from 1-4pm & December 7 from 1-2:30pm Instructor: WhiteFeather Hunter with Alex Bachmayer, technical assistant Day 1 will introduce participants to techniques used to culture soil microbes found in ambient soil samples, as well as to soil inoculation techniques using a special species of bacteria known…

Speculative Life BioLab researchers featured in Material Futures issue

Several research projects completed by student, affiliate, visiting and faculty researchers is featured in the most recent issue (21) of Center for Sustainable Practices in the Arts Quarterly, guest edited by WhiteFeather Hunter. The issue features thesis research by Courtney Books (Queens University) that was carried out in the Speculative Life BioLab, as well as…

Bacterial BioPigments Workshop

This workshop relates to ideas of labour, particularly invisible labour, quite literally, as microorganisms perform processes invisible to the naked eye. This is a relevant topic for investigation as it relates to bioart practice, within the context of nonhuman agency and its implications in how we think about, credit & complete works of art. Led…

WhiteFeather named Québeçoise extraordinaire in Science, URBANIA Magazine

WhiteFeather has been named as a 2018 “Québeçois.es extraordinaires” by URBANIA Magazine (Montreal). WhiteFeather was one of five nominees in the Science category, nominated by Science journalist, Marianne Desaultels-Marissal, who wrote about WhiteFeather’s work for the issue, Spécial Extraordinaire 2018. Voici les 50 Québécois.es qui créent l’extraordinaire en 2018 !

Bacterial BioPigments Workshop

with WhiteFeather Hunter Thursday, June 14th from 6pm to 9pm & Saturday, June 16th, from 1pm to 4pm 10 participants maximum $20 | To register email ateliers@studioxx.org Organized by Studio XX in partnership with Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology (Concordia) This two-day workshop series will introduce non-scientist artists to the bioart practice of…

Cultured Waters: Mangling maker methods through art/science research-creation

Cultured Waters: Mangling maker methods through art/science research-creation workshop led by Treva Pullen Monday, April 9th, 9am-12pm This half-day workshop will explore the complex systems of microbial life in Montreal’s Lachine Canal through an experiment in water culturing. Together we will create Winogradsky columns, a simple device for culturing a large diversity of microorganisms invented in…

Roots and Shoots – Plant Tissue Culture Workshop

Roots and Shoots – Plant Tissue Culture Workshop with Nathalie Dubois-Calero EV 10.835 – Milieux Speculative Life BioLab (assisted by WhiteFeather Hunter) Two sessions: First session: Thursday, March 22 from 10am-1pm and 2-5pm (lunch break 1-2pm) Follow up session: Thursday, April 26 from 1-3pm Learn the lab-craft of micro-propagation of plant tissue cells into cultured…