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…

Maker Week with Matt Ratto

As part of Maker Week at Milieux with Matt Ratto (University of Toronto), workshop participants visited the Speculative Life BioLab to engage with the theme of Quantifiable Self through microbiology. Each participant cultured their own microbiome, which was then allowed to grow over the duration of the week. Results were variable, with some participants culturing…

MilieuxMake Imaging Microscopy workshop

Following the success of the first Imaging Microscopy workshop held in the lab a year ago, we are offering this workshop again to all interested Milieux members. Register with Marc Beaulieu at marc.beaulieu@concordia.ca

MilieuxMake: Do-it-together Incubator Building

Do-it-together Incubator Workshop is a chance to learn how to hack electronic components from disused PCs and muck them together with other new components to build functional incubators for bacterial culture! In the 3 hour session we will work in teams to design and build 3 separate incubators for use in the lab. All materials…

Science Odyssey: What’s Really in Your Yogurt? workshop

A hands-on workshop with Maya Hey at Milieux Institute for Art, Science and Technology for youth aged 10 and up. May 14, 2017, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This free workshop for participants aged 10 and up demystified the laboratory sciences by working directly with microbes from everyday, store-bought comestibles such as yogurt and kombucha….

Bacterial Painting workshop with Nurit Bar-Shai

  In this 2-part workshop, we will explore the use of live microbes as bio-regenerative paint and combine traditional and DIY laboratory techniques with painting and printmaking techniques. Participants to this workshop will be able to grow living designs and drawings using harmless bacteria, including bacteria with natural- pigments as well as genetically-engineered bacteria with…

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…