___Drawing on Utility Pets, MyBio and Future Families, Caccavale presents his design practice. Caccavale makes speculative objects in which abstract issues and ethical questions that surround biotechnology are made tangible.
Designer, artist, researcher: Elio Caccavale (UK)
___The research of architect, physicist and sciencefiction author Dr. Rachel Armstrong is aimed at developing metabolic materials to be applied in the built environment. Armstrong foresees a living archtecture, capable of 'healing' the environment.
In the workshop Dr. Rachel Armstrong leads the participants along the conceptual and chemical steps of making an in-organic Traube Cell. Starting from current technologies, the participants develop scenario's to implement metabolic materials in the built environment. How can archictecture literally come to live?
___Nature has always been complete, and yet it is never finished. Technology can expand nature infinitely, but should learn to play by some of the same rules. At the Transnatural conference
___ At the conference speakers will offer a varied introduction to workshops thatexplore the theme in roughly three different area's: economy, aesthetics and everyday life. Themes of 2012 conference are: