Motivation

Biosensing originates in the biosciences and engineering, but reaches across many disciplines. The goal of SiReBi is to consider how we want to live with biosensing systems, and to consider biosensing beyond personal health as part of the public realm.

Due to the interdisciplinary context of SiReBi, this resource includes technical papers from the biosciences and the engineering communities as well as discursive texts from humanities scholars across the spectrum. The target audience is designers of all backgrounds (media arts, architecture and engineering). The rationale for this approach is simple: Once biosensing becomes as ubiquitous as computing, a new breed of designers will be confronted with this new technical condition. They will co-define how we will be living with ubiquitous body sensing. SiReBi is designed with this new generation of thinkers and makers in mind.