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Viruscraft Workshop

Started: April 29, 2017, 10 a.m.
Ended: April 29, 2017, 4 p.m.


Collaboratively crafting viruses from different mediums, developing our understanding of how genetics changes a virus' structure, and how this structure changes a virus' ability to jump between different host species.

Merging biologists with craft practitioners and researchers, we'll lay the foundations for the wider Viruscraft project - a tangible interface game that could evolve in any direction.

Expect sessions with virologists and basketweavers, potters and programmers, sketchers and geneticists - everyone a little out of their comfort zone and nurturing their beginner's minds.

Email us at kernow[at] if you'd like be involved - all are welcome, particularly if you can bring a new perspective. The workshop is free, and lunch will be provided. The studio building is fully accessible for wheelchairs.

The project runs from 2017-2022 and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.


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FoAM - Kernow
Workshop E, Jubilee Warehouse
Commercial Road
TR10 8AE Penryn

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