[hackerspaces] Fwd: Genspace: Open for Business

Nils Hitze nhitze at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 06:51:23 CET 2010

Thx for sharing Bryan

Nils Hitze

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Am 17.12.2010 um 06:28 schrieb Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com>:

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> From: Daniel Grushkin <dgrushkin at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:14 PM
> Subject: Genspace: Open for Business
> To: diybio-nyc at googlegroups.com, diybio at googlegroups.com
> From Sung won Lim's blog post on genspace.org (http://www.genspace.org/blog/?p=32):
> After two years of blood, sweat, and labor (only a few tears), we finally announced the birth of Genspace to the world on December 10th. The preparation leading to the big day was typical of the ragtag crew of Genspace: chaotic, intense, lasting way past most people’s bedtime, but it mysteriously worked out in the end.
> Everyone showed up: art students, scientists, writers, and long lost faces from two years ago. Turns out two tables filled to the brim with food, wine and beer weren’t quite enough to accommodate the bio-curious crowd in the city (not to confuse our counterpart in SF). It’s almost funny how we worried that no one would turn up.
> The entire laboratory was strewn with Christmas lights. A light box illuminated an algae bioreactor at the space. Screens were set up to show videos of microscopic organisms, and on our desktop in the study a live feed of strawberry tissue  streamed from a $12 USB microscope in the lab. Even our neighbor Chris pulled out all the stops, demonstrating his  ‘animal sense’ contraption for people to try.
> We still have ways to go, however. We need to reach out to the population of the city and show them that science is accessible. We need to work ever harder to break the walls surrounding learning and practice of science, and we need to create ever more ingenious, useful, and beautiful things.
> The Genspace grand opening isn’t about the past two years, it’s about the future. Let’s bring back the romance between the sciences and the public.  I am proud to be a founding member of the first community biotech laboratory in NYC.
> Who knows? Maybe we really will end up changing the world for the better.
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