Blood Business – Point Productions reported by Marie Maurisse, Francois Pilet

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Saw this documentary last night on the ABC 4Corners program in Australia. Its one thing to read about it but another thing to see it.  Just watch it.

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Battery powered means of detecting malaria in the bloodstream while the blood is still within the body.

What a fantastic way of making the cost of testing so cheap and so flexible in terms of conditions of use that its really, really useful.

https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/scientists-a-step-closer-to-fighting-malaria-with-world-first-diagnostic-tool  

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Associate Professor Bayden Wood and members of the No Road Expeditions group.

Photo credit: Steve Morton

 

Images courtesy of the Monash website

 

SCA New Materialism Research Cluster Symposium at Casula – Aug 23rd 11 a.m.

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The Space of the Biomedical Body Symposium // Wednesday 23 august
This symposium will investigate the intersections of contemporary art and medical science practice within and around the biomedical body. Bringing together artists, curators, researchers and scientists, this cross-disciplinary symposium will focus on the dynamic research, creative potentials, emotions and challenges inherent in working with live human materialities.

 

The Space of the Biomedical Body Symposium is presented by Sydney College of the Arts’ New Materialism in Contemporary Art research cluster and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in conjunction with SCA PhD candidate Fiona Davies’ installation Blood on Silk: Last Seen curated by Lizzy Marshall at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

 

Guest speakers include: Fiona Davies, Dr. Ryan Jefferies, John A Douglas, Lizzy Marshal, Helen Pynor and Danica Knezevic.

 

When: Wednesday 23 August, 11am-1pm Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre RSVP: reception@casulapowerhouse.com More information: sca.newmaterialism@sydney.edu.au

 

Image: Fiona Davies, Blood on Silk: Last Seen, installation, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.