#394 – Neri Oxman: Biology, Art, and Science of Design & Engineering with Nature

Neri Oxman is a designer, engineer, scientist, and artist working on computational design, synthetic biology and digital fabrication, previously at MIT, and now at OXMAN. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(09:06) – Biomass vs anthropomass
(23:27) – Computational templates
(43:42) – Biological hero organisms
(54:42) – Engineering with bacteria
(1:02:59) – Plant communication
(1:16:22) – Albert Einstein letter
(1:19:44) – Beauty
(1:24:40) – Faith
(1:34:26) – Flaws
(1:54:15) – Extinction
(2:05:22) – Alien life
(2:09:12) – Music
(2:10:39) – Movies
(2:15:11) – Advice for young people