Nordic Biolab Network Summit in Stavanger

February 16th and 17th 2018 i/o/lab arranged the Nordic Biolab Network Summit in Stavanger

Here is a summary of the program:

Friday 16.February

Lets get wet and glowing
Workshop on Bioluminescence - Place: Creator Makerspace 

Exploring and learning; Photobacterium phosphoreum or Vibrio phosphoreum is a Gram-negative bioluminescent bacterium living in symbiosis with marine organisms. It can emit bluish-green light (490 nm) due to a chemical reaction between FMN, luciferin and molecular oxygen catalysed by an enzyme called luciferase. We will work on obtaining some of these bacteria cultures from collected sea creatures and learn how to cultivate them. The workshop will take place in Biolab - a DIY lab facilitated by i/o/lab in collaboration with Creator Makerspace.

So it glows - now what?
Presentations at i/o/lab Studio, Tou Scene 

Presentations from researchers  and an open discussion that aims to look at the ethical, practical and artistic use of bioluminescent organisms in a creative practice and for exhibition purpose. Artists have used various glowing organisms in their projects and also projects as GlowPlant and Dino Pet has presented some issues of concern when it comes to use of living organisms for creative and commercial use. How may living organisms be integrated into a creative practice, why is this interesting and are we entitled to do so?


Saturday 17.February

Nordic DIYbio Network meeting
Place: i/o/lab Studio, Tou Scene

The network and invited affiliates continued discussions from previous meetings and enjoyed a common lunch.

Art Science & Cocktails
Talks / Presentations of artists and scientists - Place: KåKå

The Network summit closure event was a social evening where we blended the practices and points of interests from both art and science and mix the experience up with adding an exquisite cocktail menu. A selected group of artists and scientists were invited to present their projects.


Many thanks to Nordic Culturepoint, Rogaland County and Letterstedska Forening for supporting the network and the Stavanger network summit.