Synbio at the Theatre: Workshops, Performances, Debates
"Re-engineering life or Do we want to be unlimited" (RE-ENGINEERING LIFE oder WOLLEN WIR UNENDLICH SEIN?) is the title of a weekend-long theatre congress on the promises and perils of synthetic biology at SYNENERGENE partner Theater Freiburg.
Starting on Friday evening, 19:00, with a plenary debate and several performances, the congress runs on the whole Saturday with a mixture of workshops, performances, and interactions. The final event will be the performance of the play "Natur zwei" on Saturday evening, 20:00.
The event will be in German language. Participation in the Friday evening events is free, tickets for Saturday are available on-site at Theater Freiburg.
Theater Freiburg on its weblog has published several blog posts on the production (in German), including background information and interviews with the artists involved:
Synthetische Biologie - Was ist das? (general introduction to synthetic biology)
Wollen wir diese Sprache und Ideologie wirklich übernehmen? (director Stefan Nolte talks about the "interactive speech-hacking lab" he developed together with students for the festival)
H.E.A.R.T: Ein Filmbeitrag zum Kongress »Synthetische Biologie« (presentation of the film project, including a trailer)