Activity: Talk or presentation / Performance / Speeches › Talk or presentation - at conference › Academic
Abstract: In this talk I will reflect upon the experience of being an “embedded philosopher” at BrisSynBio (a UK Research Council funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre). Specifically, I will try to sketch some of the the multi-faceted relations and affinities between philosophy, politics, and synthetic biology that emerged and coalesced during the course of the centre’s life and in the role of philosophy and responsible innovation as cross-cutting themes within the centre’s work. In this context, I will discuss the status of synthetic biology as an instance of "techno-science" and the advent of “responsible research and innovation” practices and regimes as mechanisms for modulating relations between techno-science and “society”.
2 Dec 2020
International MaxSynBio Symposium: Avenues towards Artificial Life-like Systems