“Biodesign” – A Mellon Digital Humanities Conversation with Orkan Telhan

Telhan’s talk was centered on biological design—an emerging field—that is aiming to bring together different perspectives from design, life sciences, engineering, and the humanities.

Telhan holds a PhD in Design and Computation from MIT’s Department of Architecture. His individual and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally in venues including the Istanbul Biennial, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Milano Design Week, Architectural Association, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, among other places. Telhan is also a co-founder of Biorealize, a biotechnology company specialized in building next generation tools that makes it easier to design biology.

Link to Telhan’s work: https://www.orkantelhan.com/.

He wanted the audience to read: what biodesign means to me.