Blurred Lines: Life, Matter, Poetry is inspired by medical applications of soft matter, the science of artificial cells, and philosophical concepts from new materialism.
We have shared interests in considering blurred lines between living and non-living matter and the ethical implications these have for synthetic biology and beyond. Initially, we responded to issues of embodiment and materiality through a mix of physical and digital encounters, sharing research images and time in the lab.
Now, we are exploring the development of soft matter online. This website was developed with support from the Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts (CePRA).
We are grateful to the University of Leeds interdisciplinary pump priming fund which allowed the creation of the Bragg Centre Creative Labs, a partnership between the Cultural Institute's pioneering programme and the Bragg Centre for Materials Research. Research inspiring some of this work was funded by EPSRC (EP/R03608X/1 and EP/M027929/1).