Stavanger meeting 2018

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February 16–17, 2018, Stavanger

Preliminary sketch for the program:

Friday 16 February

  • Lets get wet and glowing*

12:00 - 15:00 Workshop on Bioluminescence - Place: Creator Makerspace (tbc)

Exploring and learning; Photobacterium phosphoreum or Vibrio phosphoreum is a Gram-negative bioluminescent bacterium living in symbiosis with marine organisms. It can emit bluish-green light (490 nm) due to a chemical reaction between FMN, luciferin and molecular oxygen catalysed by an enzyme called luciferase. We will work on obtaining some of these bacteria cultures from collected sea creatures and learn how to cultivate them. The workshop will take place in Biolab - a DIY lab facilitated by i/o/lab in collaboration with Creator Makerspace.

Break : transport to the city and time for food

  • So it glows - now what?*

18:00 - 20:00 - Place: i/o/lab Studio, Tou Scene

Presentations from researchers (tbc) and an open discussion that aims to look at the ethical, practical and artistic use of bioluminescent organisms in a creative practice and for exhibition purpose. Artists have used various glowing organisms in their projects and also projects as GlowPlant and Dino Pet has presented some issues of concern when it comes to use of living organisms for creative and commercial use. How may living organisms be integrated into a creative practice, why is this interesting and are we entitled to do so?

Saturday 17 February

  • Nordic DIYbio Network meeting*

12:00 - 15:00 - Place: i/o/lab Studio, Tou Scene

The network and invited affiliates will continue discussions from previous meetings and enjoy a common lunch. (Do send in suggestions for topics or if there are specific questions to be discussed/answered.)

Break : dinner downtown

  • Art Science & Cocktails*

18:00 - 20:00 Talks / Presentations of artists and scientists - Place: TBC

This is a social event where we blend the practices and points of interests from both art and science and mix the experience up with adding an exquisite cocktail menu. A selected group of artists and scientists are invited to give a 15 min (max!!) presentation each including visuals.

18:15 – 18:30 Danielle Wilde

18:35 – 18:50 Mindaugas Gapsevicius

19:00 – 19:15 Martin Malthe Borch

19:20 – 19:35 Laura Beloff

19:40 – 19:55 Piritta Puhto

Facebook event link:

Youtube streaming:

  • Location for workshop*

Creator Makerspace (

The address: Lagerveien 9, 4033 Stavanger Easiest way to get there is to take bus no 3 frombus stop no 10 (bus stop is right by the Bus Station situated by the small «lake» called Breiavannet) Get off the bus by Tvedtsenteret - its a couple of minutes walk over to Creator Makerspace

Public transport while in Stavanger:


Photos: i/o/lab - Senter for Framtidskunst Instagram : #iolab_ Facebook : @iolabART Web :

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