Community Biotechnology

David Kong / MIT Media Lab

Humanity's capacity to engineer the living world is a collective concern that requires collective engagement. While synthetic biology has expanded the breadth of technical participation to include a host of engineering disciplines, the next generation of innovators in biotechnology will include diverse communities across cultural, socioeconomic, artistic, and creative domains.

The Community Biotechnology initiative is developing tools and technologies to enable the broadest possible participation in biotechnology. Our projects include the creation of low-cost enabling hardware, infrastructure for sharing, and new interfaces for artistic expression with biology. 

Humanity's capacity to engineer the living world is a collective concern that requires collective engagement. While synthetic biology has expanded the breadth of technical participation to include a host of engineering disciplines, the next generation of innovators in biotechnology will include diverse communities across cultural, socioeconomic, artistic, and creative domains.

The Community Biotechnology initiative is developing tools and technologies to enable the broadest possible participation in biotechnology. Our projects include the creation of low-cost enabling hardware, infrastructure for sharing, and new interfaces for artistic expression with biology.