Open Source Estrogen
COMMUNITY PAGE FOR DIY ESTROGEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can we look to bio-technoscientific capabilities for eradicating gender binaries in human society? What does this say to the current reproductive havoc on aquatic species as a result of endocrine disrupting compounds in industrialized coastal zones? Can we harness the potential to emancipate not only female, trans, and queer bodies from pharmaco-capitalism and institutionalized hormones but also the bodies of non-human species, extending feminist health care across species of our shared environment?
MAGGIC WORLD-ESTROGEN TOUR 2016 :: JOIN US @ INTERACTIVOS! http://comunidad.medialab-prado.es/en/node/1602
The goal of Open Source Estrogen is to explore the various ways that estrogen performs molecular colonization of human society, our bodies, and ecosystems. Estrogen is the most ancient of sex hormones. Therefore the mutagenic effects of environmental estrogens disrupt species across all animal taxa, including humans. In response to the ongoing molecular colonization of xeno-estrogens, the project aims to demonstrate how our collective mutagenesis necessitates civil action through DIY/DIWO practice. Three possible approaches are: 1) SYNTHESIS - Are we able to circumvent governments and institutions to gain hormone access? What are the ethics behind self-administering self-synthesized hormones? 2) DETECTION - What are the ramifications of estrogen de-regulation? How can biosensors play a role in mobilizing citizen surveying of local water sources? 3) EXTRACTION - How can citizens remove the hormonal toxicity in the environment that is currently mutagenizing human and non-human bodies? Can the xenoestrogens be recycled back into our bodies? We are looking for collaborators across ALL disciplines: biochemical knowledge for extraction, biotoxicology, cross-species endocrinology, ecological interactions, analysis of biological samples from local water sources, building of low-cost biosensors for detecting and mapping estrogenic waters -- these are a couple of examples. Collaborators: Paula Pin, Gaia Leandra, Amanda Padilla, Carlos Gamez
DIY COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY (Solubility Experiments)
OPEN ESTROGEN LAB (FINAL INSTALLATION)
Download the first edition: File:ESTROZINE-1.0-impr.pdf
Housewives Making Drugs (Synthesis)
Martha Stewart subversion via kitchen hormone hacking !
With the creation of a DIY estrogen protocol, increased endocrinological know-how and body sovereignty, becomes a public platform for discussing the ethics of self-administering self-synthesized hormones. What physiological dangers are posed with potential overdosing and exposure to impurities, and what will people trade in return for wresting greater control over their bodies? Furthermore, the citizen approach to estrogen synthesis in turn deregulates it, having potential for environmental release that exacerbates current hormonal colonizations of coastal regions.
See AVIAN TRANSGENIC TECHNOLOGIES: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21131712
Also, PRODUCTION OF PHARMACO PROTEINS USING TRANSGENIC AVIAN: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-017-0726-8_52#page-1
BIRDS OF ESTROGENIC PARADISE Can chickens absorb estrogen from the environment and deposit in their eggs? Let's research it!
Toxic Eco Bodies (Detection)
WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF ESTROGEN DE-REGULATION? CAN WE EXTEND FEMINIST HEALTH CARE TO BODIES OF NON-HUMAN SPECIES, CREATING A SORT OF GYNECOLOGICAL CLINIC FOR WATER BODIES?
Growing the YES-Yeasts in RandeLab
Also documented on RandeLab website