HLab14 Library

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BioPunk & DIY Bio

  • Biopunk - DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life. by Marcus Wohlsen. GoodRead link
  • Anybody wants the pdf of the homemade bioelecArt book? download it here
  • Fermentation A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cultural Manipulation (Sandor Katz) has introductory ferments, here
  • Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments PDF here
  • "A Biopunk Manifesto" by Meredith L. Patterson linkylink
  • N55 Scandinavian Art Collective MANUALS linkylink


  • The Native Mind and the Cultural Construction of Nature. By Scott Atran and Douglas Medin. GoodRead link
  • Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe. By Robert P. Lanza. GoodRead link
  • Plants as Persons - A Philosophical Botany. By Matthew Hall. GoodRead link
  • Processes of Life: essays in the philosophy of biology by John Dupré Oxford Press 2012 ISBN 978-0-19-969198-2
  • books about science, including fiction and non-fiction books about doing science, studying scientists, and the history of science. http://www.methodquarterly.com/library/


  • Darwin's Pharmacy - Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noosphere. By Richard M. Doyle. GoodRead link


  • The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary. By Caspar Henderson. GoodRead link


Open Science & Open Hardware


  • Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century. By Carl Schoonover. GoodRead link
  • The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine by Shigehisa Kuriyama. Zone Books 1999 ISBN 0-942299-88-4
  • Will to Live: AIDS therapies and the politics of survival by Joao Biehl Princeton University Press 2007 ISBN 978-0-691-14385-9

Science Communication

  • The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science. By Matt LaMothe, Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski, David Macaulay GoodRead link

Synthetic Biology

  • Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves. By George M. Church, Ed Regis. GoodRead link
  • Biology is Technology By Rob Carlson linkylink
  • The SynBio Project THIS IS A MAP linkylink


  • SK-INTERFACES: Exploding Borders in Art, Science and Technology. By Jens Hauser. GoodRead link
  • Signs of Life: Bioart and Beyond Edited by Eduardo Kac PDF HERE
  • New Art/Science Affinities Edited by Regine Debatty, Claire L. Evans, Pablo Garcia, Andrea Grover, and Thumb PDF HERE
  • "Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and Politics Spectatorship" By Claire Bishop PDF HERE
  • The Social Turn/Article PDF HERE
  • Antagonism & Relational Aesthetics/Article PDF HERE

Biology Textbooks

  • Open Textbooks on Biology & Genetics [Via Bethan Wolfenden London Biohackers]
  • Nice website from la Paillasse mailing list, sweet collection of open source textbooks. here
  • Campbell Biology. By Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson, Steven B. Wasserman. GoodRead link - The best biology textbook ever... and probably the easiest to get in the library with all different language versions.

Queer Theory

  • In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives by Judith Halberstam NYU Press, 2005 ISBN 0-8147-3584-1 (in Technotopias, there is a treatment of Tissue Culture and Art Project)


  • The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death by John Gray Penguin Books 2011 ISBN 978-0-141-04188-9


  • Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience Edited by Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip PDF HERE

must read: "Observations on an Art of Growing Interest" (Jens Hauser) "Outfitting the Laboratory of the Symbolic" (Claire Pentecost) "The Ethics of Experiential Engagement with the Manipulation of Life" (Oron Catts) "Bioparanoia and the Culture of Control" (Critical Art Ensemble) "Reaching the Limit: When art becomes science" (Beatriz da Costa)

  • Activist Media and Biopolitics: Critical Media Interventions in the Age of Biopower Edited by Wolfgang Sutzl and Theo Hug PDF HERE

must read: "On Creating Life and Discourses about Life: Pests, Monsters, and Biotechnology Chimeras" (Pau Alsina & Raquel Rennó) "Tweaking Genes in Your Garage: Biohacking between Activism & Entrepreneurship" (Alessandro Delfanti)

  • Biopower Today By Paul Rabinow and Nikolas Rose PDF HERE

Wanosadi Forrest - aspects of

ABSTRACT: Conservation of Wonosadi Forest function are series of integrated efforts to maintain the sustainability of load bearing capacities of the environment. The objective of research are: 1) to describe the forest resources in Wonosadi Forest, 2) to determine the socio-economic conditions of society Beji Village, 3) to knowing the type of management, functions, authorities, and government policy of Beji Village, Gunungidul Regency Government, and Forestry Ministry in the study of conservation of Wonosadi Forest, and 4) to determine the perceptions of stakeholders. Primary data cover: socio-economic and cultural, stakeholder’s perception, and the form of forest management. Secondary data consists of diversity of florafauna and population of Beji Village. [havent read but would like to in the future