What a weekend at The Edge! On Saturday I participated in the Awesome Bio-Micro-Fashion workshop and learnt a bit more about plant microscopy with Melody from QUT.
On Sunday I facilitated a DNA Jewellery workshop with Pahia – always super fun! This time around, we had a few more samples to process – strawberries, bananas and split peas.
Before we got into the hands-on kitchen science part of the workshop, we looked at some key terms and contemporary research in the field of genetics.
We also had a look at a few art-science projects involving jewellery making, including the DNA jewellery of designer Elaine Young and the Biojewellery project by Tobie Kerridge and Nikki Stott. After this brief introduction to the fabulous world of genetics and art-science interactions, we started getting our hands dirty in Lab 2.
Keep posted for more awesome workshops at The Edge!