Minter Dialogue Episode #182

This interview is with Julie Legault, a designer out of MIT Media Lab, who makes scientific and technological innovations approachable to the public.

Julie Legault Amino Labs
Amino Lab – With Netexplo Award in background

With a background in interactive art and wearable tech, Julie has created Amino One, which she refers to as a tamagotchi for synthetic biology. A tamagotchi is a Japanese term used for handheld digital pets. A Netexplo 2016 award winner, I caught up with Julie to find out more about the Amino lab, how important and relevant design has been in the creation of this project, how she plans to help people to create insulin and fragrances at home and more.

Below, you’ll find the show notes and, of course, you are invited to comment. If you liked the podcast, please take a moment to go over to iTunes to rate the podcast.

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Music credit: The jingle at the beginning of the show is courtesy of my friend, Pierre Journel, author of the Guitar Channel. And, the new sign off music is “Finger Paint,” written and performed by Josh Saxe, produced by Chase Geiser. Here’s a link on iTunes. I invite you to take a spin on Pierre’s podcast or listen to more of Josh’s music!

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