Literature and Links

Design and Futures

  • Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, “Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming”
  • Myers, Antonelli, “Bio Design: Nature Science Creativity”
  • Ginsberg, Calvert, Schyfter, “Synthetic Aesthetics”
  • Michael Braungart, William McDonough, “Cradle to Cradle”
  • John Thackara, “In the Bubble”
  • John Thackara, “How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today”
  • Eugene Thacker, “Biomedia”
  • Mushroom Death Suit
  • The Lifecode that will reshape the future
  • Rene Schäfer, “Design Fiction”
  • Petra Eisele und Bernhard E. Bürdek, “Design, Anfang des 21. Jh.”
  • Institute of Design Research Vienna, “Werkzeuge für die Designrevolution”
  • Gerrit Terstiege, “The making of Design”


Genetic Engineering and Synthetic Biology

  • Hanno Charisius, Richard Friebe, “Biohacking: Gentechnik aus der Garage”
  • Paul Simon Freemont, “Synthetic Biology – a Primer”
  • George M. Church, “Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves”
  • Nessa Carey, “The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease and Inheritance”
  • Jessica Green – Microbes in our Buildings
  • Neri Oxman


Biology, Design and money

Visualising Life

  • B. Barber, William Wray, “Through the Eyes of Leonardo”
  • Ernst Haeckel, “Kunstformen der Natur”
  • Müsch, Willmann,Rust, “Albertus Seba. Cabinet of Natural Curiosities”
  • Hans Christian Adam, “Karl Blossfeldt. The Complete Published Work”
  • J. G. Heck, “Heck’s Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science”
  • Network Earth (Video)