Our interdisciplinary project draws upon a wide range of readings in science & technology studies (STS), design studies, feminist literature, aesthetics, Japanese studies, and more. . . Our working group met monthly to rigorously discuss concepts and practices pertinent to the Biomaterial Matters project before embarking on the design and production phase.

Barad, Karen Michelle. Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning, 2007.

Cross, Nigel. “Designerly Ways of Knowing: Design Discipline Versus Design Science,” Design Issues 17, no. 3 (2001): 49 – 55.

Forlano, Laura and Megan Halpern, “Reimagining Work: Entanglements and Frictions around Future of Work Narratives,” Fibreculture, no. 26 (2016): online,

Forlano, Laura.”Decentering the Human in the Design of Collaborative Cities,” Design Issues 32, no. 3 (2016).

Greenberg, Clement. “Avant-Garde and Kitsch.” Partisan Review. 6:5 (1939): 34–49.

Haraway, Donna J. “SF: Science Fiction, Speculative Fabulation, String Figures, So Far.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, November 3, 2013.

Ihara Saikaku, The Japanese Family Storehouse, trans. G. W Sargent, University of Cambridge Oriental Publications 3 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1959), 27.

Kirksey, Eben and Stefan Helmreich, “The Emergence of Multispecies Ethnography,” Cultural Anthropology 25, no. 4 (2010): 545 – 576.

Lury, Celia and Nina Wakeford, Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Menges, Achim, and Sean Ahlquist. Computational Design Thinking: Computation Design Thinking. 1 edition. Chichester, UK: Wiley, 2011.

Michael, Mike. “‘What Are We Busy Doing?’: Engaging the Idiot.” Science, Technology & Human Values, December 29, 2011, 0162243911428624. doi:10.1177/0162243911428624.

Michiko Suzuki, “Reading and Writing Material: Kōda Aya’s Kimono and Its Afterlife,” Journal of Asian Studies 76, no. 2 (2017): 333–61.

Myers, Natasha. Rendering Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter. Duke Univ Pr, 2015.

Nakamichi, Tomoko (2011), Pattern Magic 2, London, United Kingdom, Laurence King Publishing.

Omenetto, Fiorenzo G. and David L. Kaplan, “New Opportunities for an Ancient Material,” Science 329 (2010): 528–31.

Onaga, Lisa. “Bombyx and Bugs in Meiji Japan: Toward a Multispecies History?” Scholar & Feminist 11, no. 3 (2013).

Pinch, Trevor J., and Wiebe E. Bijker. “The Social Construction of Facts and Artefacts: Or How the Sociology of Science and the Sociology of Technology Might Benefit Each Other.” Social Studies of Science 14, no. 3 (August 1, 1984): 399–441.

Shively, Donald H. “Sumptuary Regulation and Status in Early Tokugawa Japan,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 25 (1964): 127.

Suzuki, S., R. A. Dawson, T. V. Chirila, A. M. A. Shadforth, T. A. Hogerheyde, G. A. Edwards, and D. G. Harkin, Treatment of Silk Fibroin with Poly(ethylene glycol) for the Enhancement of Corneal Epithelial Cell Growth,” Journal of Functional Biomaterials6(2015): 345–366.

Tsing, Anna Lowenhaupt. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. Princeton University Press, 2015.

Viseu, Ana. “Integration of Social Science into Research Is Crucial.” Nature 525, no. 7569 (September 16, 2015): 291–291.