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I’ve written before about artificial life researchers from the 18th and 20th centuries working to create robots that attempt to recreate the human voice. I recently saw this terrifying video over at the PopSci blog of a recent robotic voice machine and wanted to share it: Over at Noise For Airports, Nick shares a very…

Silkworm Rap

So I had this great post planned about the Boston aquapocalypse but by the time I managed to get some water samples to the lab they had started heavily chlorinating the water and no bacteria were left! Since negative results don’t make for good blog posts, please enjoy this video of my silkworms dancing to…

As you can probably imagine, there are a lot of very interesting things that pop up when you have a google alert for “synthetic biology.” Here is today’s special find: a short dubstep song about synthetic biology by Dysoniq, featuring a voice talking about computer chips for your brain from this video, an interesting hour-long…

Stream the Darwin Opera

The music from the Darwin Electro-Opera I mentioned a while back is now available for free, streaming on Pitchfork! (via Nick)

Synthetic Voices

Modern day biological engineering and artificial life research focuses on the microscopic, the molecular, the informational, the stuff of the scientific revolutions of the past one hundred years. Our current synthetic biologies aim to turn the living into the designed, the wet into the computational, the complex into the understandable. In the 1700’s, the interplay…

A Darwin Electro-Opera

There have been a lot of great Darwin themed things popping up in the past few months in celebration of the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species, but none as avant garde and awesome as “Tomorrow, in a year“, an electro-opera based on the life and work of Charles Darwin by The Knife,…