Grow your own gentech tomatoes

Creating genetically manipulated tomato seeds and plants

12 May 2013

Creating your own breed of tomatoes. In this workshop you were able to work on creating 'Solanum lycopersicum mediamaticii' from a simple tomato seed. Participants have learned how it all works and can go home with their very own seed tray with gentech tomatoes, which can be harvested in June.


Strange Tomatoes - If there's a stranger looking tomato out there, Mean Mr. Fallywalker wants to know about it! Photo by Fally Walker, Found on Flickr

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It started at 13.00. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. The workshop costed €10,- including a valid Club Mediamatic memberschip (€5,- voor 4 weeks). 

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela was a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. The space is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks, and other makers had claimed part of this space as their own. In the Favela you could make tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens gave workshops and organized events and meals.