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…

Bacteriological Soil Analysis workshop

This workshop, held exclusively for the Speculative Life Research Cluster’s Ethnography Lab research group, Montreal Waterways, will look to bacteriological analysis of soil samples. These samples, collected from the (now destroyed) historical Village des Tanneries, will complement the ethnographic study conducted by the group. Workshop date and time: Thursday, December 14, 3:30-5pm Led by WhiteFeather…

Your First GMO: DIY CRISPR with Kevin Chen

Have you ever wondered what genetic engineering is? What is CRISPR and all the hype about that? How close are we to the future in which genetic engineering is used to bring back extinct species, extend human life or eradicating genetic diseases? In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of the science, art and impact…

Visit with Joe Davis, Réseau Hexagram’s Distinguished Speaker 14

As part of Réseau Hexagram’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Joe Davis (MIT/Harvard) visited the Speculative Life Lab to meet with Concordia graduate students and affiliate researchers one-on-one and advise them on their research projects and interests. Joe Davis spent most of his early life in the American Deep South. While earning his Creative Arts degree (1973)…