November 30, 2020
The COVID Suit series explores shared experiences of fear and isolation under orders to stay-at-home during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Jennifer Willet, an artist, a mom, and laboratory researcher, performs daily pandemic activities – cooking, caring for children, shopping – while wearing a bedazzled hazmat suit. During this time of social isolation, Willet was fortunate to work from home but has missed access to her Bioart Laboratory and her research group at the University of Windsor. To address this loss, she and her lab team designed a paper puppet theatre cut out of INCUBATOR Art lab and conduct simple kitchen […]
November 27, 2019
WIFF WINDOW EXHIBITION INCUBATOR Art Lab hosted an augmented screening event in partnership with Windsor International Film Festival! The event included a screening of the film Human Nature by Adam Bolt, exploring humanity in the age of CRISPR genetic modification, a WIFF CRISPR workshop, and a WIFF WINDOW EXHIBITION. Image Credits:01 “WIFF EXHIBITION Display Window” INCUBATOR Art Lab, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor, 2019 Photo Credit: Shawn Chamberlin Image Credits:01 “WIFF CRISPR EXHIBITION Display Window” INCUBATOR Art Lab, School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor, 2019 Photo Credit: Shawn Chamberlin 02-04 Michael Lucenskiw, Take a Closer Look, WIFF CRISPR EXHIBITION, INCUBATOR Art […]
November 21, 2019
During the week of the 28th of October, the INCUBATOR Lab team hosted an interactive CRISPR workshop as part of the WIFF (Windsor International Film Festival) event this year. What is CRISPR you might ask?
November 12, 2019
On Saturday November 2nd, Incubator Lab sponsored a screening of the film Human Nature, directed by Adam Bolt, as a part of the Windsor International Film Festival. Human Nature explores humanity in the age of CRISPR, a targeted gene editing process with a wide variety of applications in biological research, biotechnology, and the treatment of diseases.
October 4, 2019
The workshop will consist of looking at inventing and building flow-through systems, that involve animals. insects and machines as digesters. Plants as digesters and bio-remediators through hyperaccumulation and oxygen C02 breath exchanges. Worms as digesters and inoculators in eating waste, sterilizing soil and passing fertilizer. Humans as remediators in both creating and recycling plastic waste and consumer junk. Discarded goods will be used in the creation of vertical gardens. Peristaltic pumps and Arduino timing circuits will be used with grow lights, LEDs and buttons. Some fungi such as Glomus mosseae and plants can function as hyper accumulators and can absorb heavy metals, solvents and hydrocarbons. […]
October 3, 2019
CRISPR refers to a range of novel gene editing systems which can be programmed to edit DNA at precise locations. It allows the permanent modification of the genes in cells of living organisms. CRISPR enables novel basic research and promises a wide range of possible applications from biomedicine and agriculture to environmental challenges. The previously unknown precision and simplicity of CRISPR and its possibilities has led to a wide diversity of reactions. While some welcome it as a gene editing revolution others urge for a worldwide moratorium, especially when it comes to human germline modifications. Particularly controversial is the CRISPR […]