Tech Tokens
Credit: Emily Maletz

Tech Tokens

In this Building with Biology activity, visitors consider the potential advantages and disadvantages of various areas of synthetic biology research, before investing in them with "tech tokens." Then, visitors assume the role of a different character, and consider how that person's synthetic biology priorities and concerns might differ from his or her own. By talking through their decisions, and those of other visitors, players start to see how each person's values determine what technologies are developed and adopted.


Learning Goals

  • Technologies and society are interconnected.
  • People’s values determine which technologies are developed and used.
  • Synthetic biology benefits from many voices.

Last updated: April 13, 2016