All posts by Gabriel Licina

Gabriel works as the principle testing consultant for SfM, where he tests the ideas put forth by the Grinding community for functionality and feasibility. He is currently working on various projects within the fields of material sciences, microbiology, and mammalian cell biology.

Exosphere 2016 Biohacking Stream Video

Our new Fellow, Justin Atkin (Thought Emporium), put together this video about last year’s Exosphere Biohacking Stream.

Enjoy 🙂

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the PNW

What does someone like me do in their spare time? Today, it was write some Venkatesh Rao / Ford Prefect fanfic, per his birthday request. Happy Birthday!

From Venkatesh’s Facebook:

Species as a Frontend : Conservation is Broken

I spent a summer doing fundraising for a Pacific Northwest environmental group. Door to door, grassroots, still one of the most effective methods of really getting people involved. Turns out actually talking face to face with people works better than asking people to like your Facebook group. Please subscribe below.

New Article up at Think+ about Bioethics

I have a new article up at Think+, the portal for a Parisian thinktank about bioethics.
The other contributions are great; too rarely am I in the company of people that are concerned or worried about the use of biotechnology. It’s good to get out of the comfort zone sometimes.

My take away quote:

“I want your self driving car. I mean, I don’t care about your car. I don’t drive. Cars don’t really fit into my worldview for the future. But I like it. It’s cool. I want your car so I can take it apart and build my future. Not yours.”