At the seams: DIYbio and opportunities for HCI

@inproceedings{Kuznetsov2012AtTS,
  title={At the seams: DIYbio and opportunities for HCI},
  author={Stacey Kuznetsov and Alex S. Taylor and Tim Regan and Nicolas Villar and Eric Paulos},
  booktitle={Conference on Designing Interactive Systems},
  year={2012}
}
DIYbio (Do It Yourself Biology) aims to 'open source', tinker and experiment with biology outside of professional settings. In this paper, we present the origins, practices, and challenges of DIYbio initiatives around the world. Our findings depict DIYbio as operating across intersections ('seams') between a range of stakeholders, materials and concerns. To map out the role of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) across these seams, we present design exercises (functional prototypes) that explore… CONTINUE READING
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