SPLICE 

Synergizing knowledge through narrative

SPLICE is a monthly reading group designed to forge common ground through the complexities of genetic technologies and the environment.  

May 2021

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

4 pm EST on Zoom

In May, we will read "The Most Controversial Tree in the World" by Rowen Jacobsen. This piece covers the intricacies of a project to create genetically modified chestnut tree to return American chestnuts to U.S. forests. Natalie Kofler, founder of Editing Nature, will lead our discussion.

 

Registration is required for this event.

Access "The Most Controversial Tree in the World" in Pacific Standard Magazine here.

No upcoming events at the moment

June 2021

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

4 pm EST on Zoom

In June, we will be discussing Nature is Everywhere- we just need to learn to see it, a Ted Talk by Emma Marris. This thought-provoking presentation has served as an important source of inspiration for Editing Nature; we hope you will also find it relevant to your work and interests! 

We love Emma's work and are watching this Ted Talk in anticipation of her forthcoming book, Wild Souls, available June 29th. We encourage you to to join us in reading Wild Souls over the summer. It will be discussed at our first meeting of the Fall! 

Access "Nature is Everywhere" Ted Talk here.

May 2021

holley-dec-18-2018-1.jpg

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

4 pm EST on Zoom

In May, we will read "The Most Controversial Tree in the World" by Rowen Jacobsen. This piece covers the intricacies of a project to create genetically modified chestnut tree to return American chestnuts to U.S. forests. Natalie Kofler, founder of Editing Nature, will lead our discussion.

 

Registration is required for this event.

Access "The Most Controversial Tree in the World" in Pacific Standard Magazine here.

No upcoming events at the moment

May 2021

holley-dec-18-2018-1.jpg

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

4 pm EST on Zoom

In May, we will read "The Most Controversial Tree in the World" by Rowen Jacobsen. This piece covers the intricacies of a project to create genetically modified chestnut tree to return American chestnuts to U.S. forests. Natalie Kofler, founder of Editing Nature, will lead our discussion.

 

Registration is required for this event.

Access "The Most Controversial Tree in the World" in Pacific Standard Magazine here.

April 2021

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

4 pm EST on Zoom

SPLICE is a monthly reading group designed to forge common ground through the complexities of genetic technologies and the environment.  Our April discussion of "Corn Tastes Better on the Honor System" will be led by Riley Taitingfong, an expert in genetic technology, community engagement, and indigenous sovereignty. Registration is required for this event.

Access "Corn Tastes Better on the Honor System" in Emergence Magazine here.

About Riley Taitingfong

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Riley Taitingfong is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication at UC San Diego. Her current project looks at discourses and practices surrounding the genetic engineering technology known as gene drive, especially the role of community engagement in guiding decision-making about its use. Drawing on an interdisciplinary set of fields including Pacific Studies, Disability Studies, and feminist STS, she critically analyzes calls to test this emerging technology on islands, and advocates for Indigenous governance of gene drive. As a member of the CHamoru (Chamorro, Indigenous people of Guam) diaspora, Riley is committed to community-engaged scholarship that centers Indigenous knowledge and contributes to decolonial solidarities among Indigenous communities from Oceania to Turtle Island. Her work on gene drive has been published in the journal Human Biology.