Byron Rich is from Victoria and is currently a prof at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. Byron has a really interesting art background, and is focused particularly on biology. You can see some of his recent projects at http://www.byronrich.com/
He’s going to lead a workshop in detecting estrogens, Byron describes it as follows:
“Working with some simple DIY tools and protocols, participants will learn to extract and identify estrogenic compounds in liquids ranging from local waterways to common foods. First, we will construct a simple Solid Phase Extraction apparatus that will allow us to collect the estrogenic compounds from the liquids. Then, working with commercially available ELISA test kits, we will identify high estrogenic concentration levels within our samples. Through this workshop, participants will learn about the complex interrelationships between industrial agriculture and production, food systems, ecosystems, human bodies and the bodies of organisms that live in affected regions. The workshop will illuminate how our bodies are not our own, and whether there is emancipatory potential in subversively using industrial waste products.”
This is going to happen at 1pm on March 17th in the bio lab at makerspace. There is no charge for this workshop, but an RSVP is necessary so that we can prepare enough materials.
This particular workshop is open to both makerspace members and anyone else, but we will have to cap the workshop when capacity is reached and begin a wait list. So please RSVP and if you cannot make it please remember to cancel your reservation.