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This network has as many origins as it does members. Nevertheless, the decision to form the BEC followed the 2019 meeting of ISHPSSB hosted in Oslo. At this meeting an interdisciplinary panel on biological engineering from historical, philosophical and social scientific perspectives was organised by Janella Baxter, Rob Smith, and Dominic Berry, chaired by Lisa Onaga (photographed below). While interest in intersections of biology and engineering in each of these three disciplines remains small, collectively we become more than the sum of our parts. The BEC is intended to build such opportunities for critical thinking together.
Photographs taken by Niki Vermeulen during the panel at ISH. Many thanks to Niki for permission to use them.