A joint initiative spearheaded and curated by Ginkgo Bioworks and design agency Faber Futures, the Ginkgo Creative Residency (GCR) provides an experimental platform for creative thinkers to explore both the potential and implications of synthetic biology. The next residency will run from 1 September – 30 November 2021.
If DNA is the ‘code of life’, what new perspectives can help us read, think, story and make worlds with biology?
Human-centered language is represented through sound, gesture, spoken word, written script or visual elements. These are context-specific symbols, and through their various forms constantly evolve as both passenger and shape-maker to the society and culture they exist within. For language to ‘work’, a sender and a receiver need to enter into active exchange or dialogue.
For the 5th iteration of the Ginkgo Creative Residency, the organisers invite submissions from practitioners whose creative work investigates how language interacts with technology, and who are able to bring that knowledge to explore meaning in the field of synthetic biology.
Applications are open across disciplines, whether written fiction, poetry, sound, coding, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, and/or visual art and design. This year the residency has the possibility of either being virtual or in person. If you choose to work virtually, your proposal should reflect the possibilities of remote working, and suggest what kinds of strategies you might want to use to engage with your work and disseminate it.
Residents will receive a $5000 monthly stipend. Any additional project development budget will be based on project scope.