Announcing BDC 2016 Winners
Fashion Institute of Technology
BIOESTERS: Tessa Callaghan, Gian Cui, Aleksandra Gosiewski, Aaron Nesser, Theanne Schiros, Asta Skocir
School of Visual Arts
MYOTOMATO: Andrew Cziraki, Victor Taboada, Darya Warner & John Wells
Autodesk Prize for Best Visualization
Southern California Institute of Architecture
MUTUA: Mun Yi Cheng, Caleb Fisher, Fangyuan Hu, Brendan Ho, Ryan Odom, Anthony Stoffella & Xiangtia Sun
Congratulations to all our participants!!
Finalist teams from nine universities across the United States converged at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City on June 23rd to showcase their projects and compete for the Glass Microbe.
The teams, chosen from more than 130 participating students, showcased projects at MoMA's Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong summit.
Keynote speakers included Paola Antonelli, MoMA's senior curator of architecture and design, and Suzanne Lee, creative director of Modern Meadow and founder of Biofabricate.
The student projects are on display at School of Visual Arts in New York City at a gallery show called Our Biotech Future(s): Student Projects from the Biodesign Challenge, which runs until July 1st.
Christina Agapakis, Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks
Stefani Bardin, Faculty, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU; Food + Design, Parsons.
Andrew Hessel, Distinguished Researcher, Autodesk
Ellen Jorgensen, Executive Director, Genspace
Nancy J Kelley, Nancy J Kelley + Associates
Daniel Kevles, Stanley Woodward Professor Emeritus of History, History of Medicine & American Studies, Yale University
Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Assistant Professor of Biology, SUNY Old Westbury
Alondra Nelson, Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Columbia University
Michael Solana, Vice President, Founders Fund
Sputniko!, Artist and Art Director for the MIT Media Lab Design Fiction Group
Harris Wang, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University
About the Prize: The Glass Microbe
The overall winner of the Biodesign Challenge will take home the Glass Microbe. Each year, it will be passed to the winner. Created by UK artist Luke Jerram, the Glass Microbe is a unique artwork and symbol of the intersection of art, design and biology.
Jerram’s Glass Microbiology sculptures have been shown in museums around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Corning Museum of Glass in New York and the Wellcome Collection, London. In 2014-15 his sculptures were presented at ArtScience Museum, Singapore alongside Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus.
Banner image: Francisco Schmidt, MoMA.