Cyclical Matters—Live Cooking Show, a recap

The Cyclical Matters Collective spent last Tuesday morning talking bioplastic vessels, algae-based polymers, and creative research methodologies for pandemic collaboration. In conversation with lab director Alice Jarry, chemist Yves Gélinas, and the entire Critical Materiality class, this research-creation team walked—and cooked!—us through their method for making agar bioplastic tableware. They explored how to modify the…

Cyclical Matters *Live* on October 20th

As a part of Sympoïétiques, BioLab research collective Cyclical Matters are going live Tuesday morning for a bioplastic cooking show and public discussion with Lab Director Alice Jarry and Chemist Yves Gélinas. Tune in from 10am to 11:30am on Tuesday, October 20th. This event will be streamed for free on Youtube and in the LIVE…

Sporobole interviews WhiteFeather Hunter and Denis Groleau

Sporobole, an artist-run centre located in Sherbrooke, QC, interviewed WhiteFeather Hunter and Denis Groleau in the Biolab Thursday about their collaborative art-sci process and the Salivam project. “The research process encapsulated not only scientific laboratory experiments punctuated by art-based DIYbio approaches, but was also a process of developing a non-hierarchical transdisciplinary research relationship within an…

BoochFest Summer 2019

BoochFest MTL—an international kombucha festival taking place in the IGA Stadium in Jarry Park between August 23-25—invited a team of artists, designers, and researchers from the biolab to create an installation for the event. The team is culturing multiple large-scale SCOBY cellulose pools in both the Speculative Life Biolab and in BricoBio, a DIY bio…

Mycocene at ELEKTRA

Somme (QC–CA) exhibited their work at OBORO as a part of the International Digital Arts Festival

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…