At Your Own Risk - A #DeSci Art Exhibit
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January 27th, 2022

Science and crypto are like lovers having just met. 💚🧬💜

Their union will bring change how we come to know truth.

At Your Own Risk is a collection celebrating the expected child: #DeSci.

Draw inferences from the following collection: At Your Own Risk.

Proceeds from the above auction are ‘Split’ to the researchers involved in the project, a multi-signature wallet for conducting additional HIV research, and partnering organizations:

  • Dog Longevity DAO
  • The Foresight Institute
  • Desci.Eth
  • Science Fund

More info below on this series of experiments below:

Phase 1 Follistatin Plasmid Trial Interview Access Token (5/5)

These NFTs may eventually gate access to a channel of genetically modified humans. Trial receive a portion of their ETH back after submitting followup data.
These NFTs may eventually gate access to a channel of genetically modified humans. Trial receive a portion of their ETH back after submitting followup data.

”Supercoiled Plasma” (2022)

A Screen Grab from "SUPERCOILED PLASMA" (2022)
A Screen Grab from "SUPERCOILED PLASMA" (2022)

This DESCI art piece created by Foresight Existential Hope studio to support the clinical research of Mac Davis and Walter Patterson at the Minicircle Gene Therapy Clinic in the special economic zone of Prospera in Honduras. It features a closed loop of supercoiled plasmid DNA floating above a pool of discovery. Plasmids are small circular loops of DNA which can be used to genetically modify adult humans at very low cost. Plasmids as a gene therapy platform express existential hope for our species by inspiring the human imagination to creatively re-write the future of our identity.

From the Foresight Institute’s Existential Hope SXSW collection

DHM on Post-Drinking Headache Intensity

Research by Sunday Seltzer; graphic by @aitheric (2022)
Research by Sunday Seltzer; graphic by @aitheric (2022)

"Patrick Bateman in 2021”

A cutting parody of the mindless maximalism of some biohackers; examining what Patrick Bateman may be like in the current era.

“Mammalian Gene Therapy Cassette X-8 with Intronic Sequences…

...in the Stye of Warhol" Walter Patterson (2022)
...in the Stye of Warhol" Walter Patterson (2022)

The Humble Lab Mouse Fighting the Grim Reaper

Cydney Iamaio 2022
Cydney Iamaio 2022

From the OpenSea collection ‘At Your Own Risk: Sci-Files

A Video Loop for the Research Collective by Protobacillus

As featured in this video explaining the plasmid gene therapy project:

EMBODIED, ENMESHED

Five digital collages exploring the intersection of human bodies and technical systems by socio.

A BioArt series

contributed by ANdi Wallwhore

“DNA ID DECON - Problems in Techno-Ancestry in the 1000 Vaginas Project” (2018) & “The Libidinal Economy of Aseptic Containment, Interpersonal Protective Equipment (IPE)” (2020) now available on OpenSea [1 , 2]

Autophagy Activator Drug Discovery (2021)

Dani Elyse (UltraRare Bio)

License for Future IP as NFT

This NFT is held by VitaDAO and is tied to a legal entity, enabling it to act as a license for future IP.
This NFT is held by VitaDAO and is tied to a legal entity, enabling it to act as a license for future IP.

At Your Own Risk

At Your Own Risk was held on 3/13/22 in Austin, and had the following objectives:

  • Bridge the scientific and crypto communities
  • Showcasing new ways for coordinating and sharing research
  • Revealing data and prototypes for community projects

NFTs can be more than JPEGs:

  • The HIV series will automatically split auction proceeds to a number of contributors that made the experiment possible, while the majority of the proceeds will go towards additional research
  • Some will be be representations of patents, some will be actual licenses for future patents, and one is an ‘anti-patent’; placing the concept into the public domain.

As the decentralized ecosystem matures, the pipeline from idea to experiment to commercialization will surely widen; enabling treatments and technologies that were previously unattainable to manifest into reality.

A Mini #DeSci Manifesto

‘Science’ as it is today, has been captured by institutions; directed by, at best, careerist mid-wits, and at worst, profit-seeking psychopaths.

There is no such thing as ‘science’ separate from the economic forces that fund the research, the research’s interpretation, and the interpretation’s dissemination.

Distributed ledgers may upend many of the perverse incentives that perpetuate the status quo at the cost of innovation. #DeSci may very well bring about a second scientific revolution.

At Your Own Risk was organized by the Research Collective, a 501c3/DAO for performing and promoting science.

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