NEW SILK: Studying Experimental Touchpoints between Material Science, Synthetic Biology, Design and Art

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2018-06-01
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en
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10
32-41
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Temes de Disseny, Volume 34
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This article presents a study in which new materials are developed through experimental knowledge construction and knowledge exchange between different disciplines. The New Silk research project (2017- 2020) is the building block for the research. New Silk aims to produce new types of silk-like materials in the context of synthetic biology. In this article we discuss the initial experimental touchpoints between material science, synthetic biology, design and art encountered during the project’s rst year. Firstly, the study shows that shared material experiences in the setting of workshops build foundational understanding of perceived material agency leading to discussion on material activity and research ethics. Secondly, our research identi ed that all of these disciplines, material science, synthetic biology, design and art, approach materials research through experimental methods, even if the goal of the research differs in each discipline.
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interdisciplinarity, design research, new Materialism, synthetic biology, experimental knowledge, designing materials
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Niinimäki , K , Groth , C & Kääriäinen , P 2018 , ' NEW SILK: Studying Experimental Touchpoints between Material Science, Synthetic Biology, Design and Art ' , Temes de Disseny , vol. 34 , pp. 32-41 . https://doi.org/10.46467/TdD34.2018.34-43