“Synthetic biology seeks to write biology as a design problem.” So says Ani Liu, of MIT Media Lab’s ‘Design Fiction’ group. 

“What if you could take a smell selfie, a smelfie? What if you had a lipstick that caused plants to grow where you kiss? Ani Liu explores the intersection of technology and sensory perception, and her work is wedged somewhere between science, design and art. In this swift, smart talk, she shares dreams, wonderings and experiments, asking: What happens when science fiction becomes science fact?”

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