Biotecnologia e open source: un metodo per reintegrare la tecnologia nel tessuto sociale?

Mercoledì 25 novembre 2015, ore 20
Aula 0-15, Villa San Saverio
Scuola Superiore di Catania

Classe delle Scienze Umanistiche e Sociali

Relatore: Prof. Guido Nicolosi
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali
Università di Catania


ABSTRACT: This research concerns the application of a successful model of social distribution and participation of digital production in informatics to biotechnology research and production. Open source is considered here as a blueprint, a metaphor, a social practice and a political movement at the same time.
This research seeks to investigate the phenomenon theoretically, analyzing both risks and opportunities. Ethical, social, environmental and political issues will be widely discussed. In the second stage, the project aims to empirically analyze concrete practices produced within existing open source experience as a model of bottom-up biotechnology. The research is especially interested in investigating ethnographically discourses and practices produced within bio-hacker laboratories and research projects in developing countries.