Two videos that Patrick Boyle and I made were selected for the Bio:Fiction Film Festival! One of the prizes is an online audience award, and you can watch and rate all of the films! It’s such an honor to be part of this festival and to be showing our work next to that of so many amazing artists, scientists, and filmmakers, and we would be super thrilled if you voted for us!

Here are our videos! First, the world premiere of Compound 74, a fictional documentary about a possible future of synthetic drug design through synthetic biology:

And second, the commercial we made for Ginkgo BioWorksWho is the Engineer of the Future?

Please vote!


  1. #1 Adam B.
    April 27, 2011

    Love it, Christina! Very cool – congratulations. Hope all is well.

  2. #2 Lab Rat
    April 27, 2011

    I voted! My designer friends Daisy and James have video’s up too, so I’ll probably be blogging about it tomorrow 😀

  3. #3 superkuh
    April 27, 2011

    After watching most of the other submissions I found there were only one or two that could compare to ‘compound 74’; definitely 5 stars for it. Excellent, entertaining work. Thanks!

    ‘Ginkgo BioWorks’ was also good, but a bit corny though. 4, because it was a funny corny.

  4. #4 Don Markovski
    April 27, 2011

    Trouble is, the videos are presented in Flash which is a dead technology. Many hundreds of thousands of people cannot see any Flash content because they’ve wisely chosen to turn it off in their web browser or because they use Apple produts, and Apple has turned it off for them. Get with the program and move to HTML-5

  5. #5 Christina Agapakis
    April 27, 2011

    The videos are embedded from Vimeo, which I think is changing over a lot of their videos to be HTML5 eventually. For now, I have flash disabled on my mac and I use this plugin to load youtube and vimeo videos in HTML5 instead of flash and it works great!

  6. #6 Sascha Vongehr
    May 4, 2011

    Why “compound 74”?
    This has been suggested as a very serious answer to the war on drugs via modifying ephedra derived biology in order to produce methamphetamine “yoghurt”:

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