A new Australian not-for-profit magazine explores the intersection of synthetic biology (synbio) and design practices. Founded and edited by the Centre’s Designer-in-Residence Jestin George and Associate Investigator Andrew Care, SYNTHESIS is described as ‘a tapestry of words and images stitched together to uncover common—and uncommon— ground for scientists and designers interested in synbio.’
SYNTHESIS will be published annually and is now freely available as an electronic magazine. The next issue of SYNTHESIS will be published in 2023 and aims to disseminate vibrant content provided by a diverse group of Australian-based contributors. Open calls for contributors for this second issue will be announced in May-June 2022. The editors are focusing on students, early career researchers, artists, design researchers, Indigenous practitioners, educators, community members, community scientists, and similar. They will also look to hire a budding visual communication design student interested in this intersectional space. So, if you or someone you know are interested in synbio – watch this space, follow SYNTHESIS on Twitter @Synthesis_Aus, or email the editors at email@example.com.
A short visual narrative proposing how scientists and designers both drive change and as such, both hold a certain amount of power over the people they’re solving problems for.Read More
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