Hexagram x ELEKTRA – MATERIA : Labo Public de création de savoirs numériques — Sept 8 – 10

This event will bring together, over three consecutive days, local and international artists, creators, scientists, researchers and professionals from the artistic and cultural sectors. Invited guests and visitors, along with a team of mediators, will also participate in this arena of creation and knowledge sharing, at the intersections of art, design, science, and multiple forms of knowledge and forms of knowing

MUTEK: Fossilation Online

The collective research-creation project to be showcased as part of the electronic music and digital art festival

Fossilation at the Centre Pompidou

The Speculative Life Cluster BioLab presents the installation Fossilation at the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris (February 1 to 14, 2021).

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…