The Bio:Fiction film festival: Sensing how a debate about synthetic biology might evolve.
Bottom Line: With limited hard evidence at hand, we resort to a strategy that takes into account speculative design and diegetic prototyping, accessing the Bio:Fiction science film festival, and its 52 short films from international independent filmmakers.The second hypothesis was that SB would most likely not follow the debate around genetic engineering (framing technology as conflict) as assumed by many observers.Instead, we found good evidence for two alternative comparators, namely nanotechnology (technology as progress) and information technology (technology as gadget) as stronger attractors for an upcoming public debate on SB.
Affiliation: Organisation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management IDC, Austria;Biofaction KG, Austria email@example.com.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The 52 films presented 22 men and 13 women as producers of artificial life forms, however, 27 films did not show any producer at all (see Figure 2). On the other hand, 21 men and 19 women were presented as users of SB products, whereas 30 films did not personalise the application of SB artefacts.
Affiliation: Organisation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management IDC, Austria;Biofaction KG, Austria firstname.lastname@example.org.