Full house @ Pecha Kucha night

We had a full house at the BioLab Meet-up and Pecha Kucha event Thursday evening. Seasoned BioLabers and prospective members presented their research and artistic practices in the Speculative Life Cluster commons. We also welcomed Alice Jarry into her new role as Lab Director and celebrated the start of Amélie Brindamour’s artist-in-residency—a joint effort between…

For Luca at Art POP

Jacqui Beaumont is exhibiting her work, For Luca, at Studio Rialto as a part of the 15th edition of Art Pop—the visual arts component of POP Montreal. This year the group exhibition is exploring themes of movement, discovery, desire, bodies, and secrets. The exhibition will be open from Sept. 25-28 / 11am-8pm and Sept.29 12pm-6pm at…

For Luca

A love letter to our last universal common ancestor.

Interspecies Meditations for Hybrid Futures

As a part of Queering the Map’s On_Site exhibition at Concordia’s 4TH SPACE, biolab member Jacqui Beaumont facilitated the workshop “Interspecies Meditations for Hybrid Futures” on July 23rd, 1–4pm. “Interspecies Meditations for Hybrid Futures” attempts to engage with the critical disposition of animalian and botanical interactions. When personal connections are made to the natural world,…

iGEM Concordia 2019

iGEM is an international synthetic biology competition directed towards bringing new minds into the practicing world of genetic engineering. Every year, teams come up with projects that tackle real world problems using synthetic biology. The research process takes place primarily over the summer and culminates in fall at the annual jamboree. Biolab member Jacqueline Beaumont…

Waterways Biodiversity Group at the Spec Life Biolab

Over the summer, Devon McKellar will be leading research in the Speculative Life Biolab as part of the Waterways Biodiversity Group. This project documents and studies soil microbes and plants near the Saint Paul lock on the Lachine Canal. As a part of this project, Devon will be collecting two samples near the base of…

Mycocene at ELEKTRA

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

BioCircuitry: Slime Mold Networks and Computational Models workshop

Tuesday, April 16th 1-3pm Instructors: Owen Coolidge & Matt Halpenny, with Alex Bachmayer Slime mold is a biological wild card capable of forming networks of emergent behaviour and intelligence out of single cells. Their colonies have collective memory banks and sophisticated problem solving skills, allowing them to act as mini biocomputers. Along with their efficient…