Talk & Discussion

Weird Science: Joe Davis - The Mad Scientist of Harvard and MIT

25 Jul 2016

 / 6:30pm to 8:00pm
 / Free
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Hear artist and Harvard Scientist Joe Davis talk about his work at the intersection of synthetic biology, philosophy and art.

Skilled in almost every technical subject, widely read on world literature, and standing on an aluminium peg-leg fitted with a rubber stopper meant for a biology flask, Davis sees the laboratory as the ultimate playground.

He has created silkworms that extrude gold threads, beamed the sounds of human genitalia to other planets, and in his latest project he is encoding Wikipedia into a living apple, thus creating the 'twice-forbidden fruit in a literal tree of knowledge'.