“Man is a tool-using agent…without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.”
These words by the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle highlight the critical role of having the right tool for any endeavor. For biohackers, finding the best instrument for the job can represent one of the biggest challenges to participating in DIY-biology. Fortunately, we live in an era during which access to these tools is increasingly prevalent. From open source PCR machines and 3D printing to unique fabrication companies like Metrix Create: Space, this week’s discussion will focus on how the biohacker toolkit affects the progress of synbio. Join the conversation this Wednesday, Nov 19th at 7-9PM.
***EDIT : We have an exciting change of venue for this week’s discussion group. We will be meeting at Metrix Create:Space located at 623 Broadway E, in Capitol Hill. For direction and more information about the makerspace, see their website.