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(Art)ScienceBLR is a public laboratory at the Srishti Institute of Art,Design and Technology for artists and designers to engage with scientific practices. We look at the artistic, social and political implications of technologies from computing to biotechnologies. Our work exists at the intersection of art-science and pedagogy, creating spaces of dialogue and interaction between artists, designers and scientists. Since our inception in 2009 we have focused on using DIY techniques to build low-cost laboratory equipment, so as to offer more accessible forms of engagement with the life-sciences.We also run a community electronics and BioLab which encourages students and the community to make/hack and prototype. .

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Networking Bodies


Networking Bodies is a collaborative project between Philips , S.Labs and (Art)ScienceBLR. The project focuses developing Remote Health Monitoring systems.

DIY Laboratory@CUBEmumbai

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This three day workshop by (Art)ScienceBLR is open to Artists, Teachers, students, scientists. The workshop will cover Do it yourself techniques in building laboratory equipment. We will repurpose trash, consumer electronics to build scientific equipment and retake the scientific instrument from the establishment and institutions and turn it into a tool for personal enquiry and personal expression. We will discuss the aesthetics of the scientific instrument and other issues in Citizen Science.

Sensors, Probes and Detectors

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Sensors,probes and detectors is a gentle introductory class to electronics. In the context of art, sensors are important because they form a bridge between the natural world and the digital.From a design perspective, they are vital to creating interactive objects.

Biodesign:State of Our Environment

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This workshop will be conducted by the ArtScienceBLR at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. In this workshop, we will look at different ways of gathering and disseminating information about pollutants in water. We will build devices to test for water quality,design maps and conceptualize ways of visualizing this data. We will also collect stories about water sources and water sheds.

Ecstatic Electronics


Ecstatic electronics was an 8 day course introducing students at Srishti to the basics of electronics.

DIY Microscopy Workshop for Teachers-(Art)ScienceBLR Lab


DIY Microscopy workshop for Teachers from CERTAD. The workshop includes a walk to the Puttenhalli Lake, GPS tagging, water sample collection.We will also introduce to the Diatom Extraction process.

Hackterialab 2014, Yogyakarta

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(Art)ScienceBLR at HacteriaLAB2014

I Sing The Body Electric

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Course offered at Srishti which offered students an opportunity to work with smart textiles

Visual Chemistry @ (Art)ScienceBLR

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Workshop for building pinhole cameras and camera obscura with students and teachers. Images are made on analog and pre-analog mediums.

Exhibition/Workshop/Talks at the Science Gallery in Dublin

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Work done by artists and students at (Art)ScienceBLR was exhibitied as a part of Science Gallery Dublin's exhibition Grow Your Own. Grow your own was an exhibition of different approaches towards synthetic biology.

HackteriaLAB 2013 in Bangalore


HackteriaLAB 2013 was an international festival for artsciences and was hosted jointly by SRISHTI and NCBS. The highly regarded festival was attended by artists, scientists and engineers from India, Indonesia, Nepal, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United States

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Open Source Lab Wetware

Lab wetware designed by students working with (Art)ScienceBLR


Information about MetaMap


(Art)ScienceBLR entries for 2009, 2010 and 2011 iGEM competition

Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering by students of Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology

Synthetic Biology

GFP protocol, mutant worms and other organisms grown at (Art)ScienceBLR


Exploring the intersection between biology and electronics

Autonomous Public Laboratories

Public lab inside a geodesic dome

Citizen Cartography

Mapping and imaging of neighborhoods using balloons


Design and development of Microlabs


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