Upcoming #events at #Biotech without Borders (Brooklyn, NYC) in December. I painted some watercolour cute things to promote.
Synthetic biology class (Dec 7, 15 & 21): https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=82969890175
Cutting DNA workshop (Dec 5):
Luxterna journal club/discussion (Dec 11):
Reflection on place
Back into the city over the same route as my first time visiting as an adult. Dark water and bridges give way to an all too familiar skyline. At that time i thought it could consume my life so that i may never leave. Indeed the people and institutions are quite amazing. But i have healed some rifts and know more about myself now to have the strength to leave one day. I am certainly impressed and changed by my experiences in the city. But it will not be my home for long.
https://gmodetective.com/ this is an amazingly conceived and executed open source class on gmo detection
I'd like to take a moment of your timeline to ask folks to use CamelCase in your tags. I didn't know until I came to masto that this helps people who use screen readers parse them as words rather than jumbles of characters. When there are multiple words mashed together in a tag, try capitalising each one, for instance #CommissionMe #CallForArt #LookingForArtist
tentative anxiety reducer concerning microplastic ingestion
WHO says there is no evidence microplastics in drinking water are dangerous to human health. Of course more studies are needed! And we should be limiting how much we're making
linked WHO report with detailed disucssion: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/326499/9789241516198-eng.pdf?ua=1
Openplant, lacking the will to work on it the plants have fallen into ill-health
Luckily a new member has expressed interest in the project which has reignited my motivation. We tried to salvage some gemma from dried adults onto new plates and I tried to thaw gemma I had previously stored in liquid N2. I think the incubator might be broken and that might have impacted the success of the thaw. Once the incubator fully operational again I may ask the genspace group for more gemma.
#question: What's an awesome maker space Code of Conduct you know of? Please do share and boost.
I vaguely remember a space that used 3 central words to define how people should behave... Can someone point me to that too?
queer liberation march 2019
Just wanted to share a photo of myself and the sign I painted at the march in NYC this weekend because I'm proud of my efforts. It was so great to see how many people wanted to support and amplify the messages of Reclaim Pride NYC. I was happy to celebrate #pride in a space where corporate power was in question and people stood together to proclaim "none are free until all are free"
climate change direct action
Have you heard about Greta Thurnberg and #FridaysForFuture ?
I struggle with the feeling like I am not doing enough to personally limit emissions, but I believe those personal limits are only drops in a bucket. While it is worthwhile to directly influence emissions through habits, it's also just a small part of a whole. Humans are more than just emissions machines. We're social creatures that span the globe so we should organize like it.
An outstanding comic looking at what came *before* Stonewall, including Cooper's Do-Nuts in LA, 1959; Dewey's in Philadelphia, 1965; and Gene Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco, 1966.
MTG turing machine, lol
Never have I had to reference the halting problem and Scryfall (former magiccards.info) to understand a preprint.
From the discussion: the set up with a legacy legal deck
"Once everything is set up, Steely Resolve is cast, and then Karn Liberated and Capsize are used to exile all setup permanents and all cards from Bob’s hand, eventually exiling Capsize and Karn Liberated themselves. Now no player has any remaining choices except to let the Turing machine execute."
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