What’s the best gift for the co-founder of Apple’s 62nd birthday? DNA ArtÂ from DNA 11, of course!
Steve Wozniak’s surprise birthday partyÂ was the hottest event in San Francisco last night. Woz spoke to the crowd alongside his present â€” theÂ DNA PortraitÂ we created for him. His DNA artÂ was also transformed into a birthday cake thanks to our digital download feature.
How was Steve Wozniak’s DNA Portrait created? DNA 11 extracted his DNA from a simple cheek swab, then ran it through a gel and a process called electrophoresis inÂ our lab. Smaller pieces of DNA move faster than larger pieces through the gel pores, so the result is a series of DNA strands separated from one another based on size, with the largest strands on the top of the gel and the smallest bands at the bottom. This process ensures the unique DNA extends into a unique order.
Fusion-io, where Woz is chief scientist, planned the surprise party.Â Guests secretly invited to the museum received pink boas, noise makers and a chance to test their skills on Tetris.
It was a real honor to create his portrait. Happy Birthday, Woz!
Photos via AllThingsD.com.Â
Happy DNA Day! Today celebrates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953. It’s a day for commemorating all things DNA, so we we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how we turn your DNA into art, via CNN Money.
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Here’s a random clip from the past.
You may remember the Wii Fit Girl from a while back. Well she did an interview on Tosh.0 and we caught a glimpse of something while watching the re-run a few nights ago. Check out the awesome artwork she has on her wall.
We really dig the metal frame!
EDIT: If you’re in Canada you can view the clip here: http://tosh.comedycentral.com/video-clips/wii-fit-girl
DNA 11 has received a lot of high profile attention in the media but it’s always extra awesome when it’s someone like Conan who we’re all HUGE fans of around here.
Conan’s guest on the show was Elijah Wood, a great friend of DNA 11, and the topic of his DNA portrait came up.
While we can assure everyone that Elijah is an original, we can’t vouch for Conan (maybe NBC really did get him).
If that doesn’t make sense, watch the full interview clip here: http://teamcoco.com/video/elijah-wood-secret-look-young
We’re with CoCo!
Apartment Therapy’sÂ technology-focusedÂ sub-brand Unplggd has a great review of the DNA Ancestry Portrait on their blog today.
Blogger Joelle Alcaidinho, whose family didn’t have great ancestry records, found out a lot about her maternal lineage through DNA 11′s DNA Ancestry Portrait, and has a pretty cool piece of art to show off in the process.
QR Tag & DNA: DNA 11 Ancestry Portraits via Apartment Therapy – Unplggd
If you are looking for a piece of art that is unique and a bit geeky, the Ancestry Portrait is just the thing.
The DNA Ancestry Portrait received a Strong Recommend rating in the review which continues the momentum that this ground-breaking product is having on the overlapping worlds of art, design, science and technology.
Which is why the timing of Rachel Zoe’s Style Your Space: 20 Posh Home Accessories feature is impeccable.
Rachel loves the KISS Portrait as a Valentine’s Day gift idea:
“Art should be personal, which is exactly what DNA 11 does by turning your kisses into wall portraits!”
We think so too Rachel, KISS Portraits are not only stylish and personalized but because the collection kit features M.A.C VIVA GLAM Lipstick, a portion of every one sold will go towards the MÂ·AÂ·C Aids fund.
Some love for you and a little love for others, what a great Valentine’s idea.
If you could decode your personal genome for the prices of a laptop computer – andÂ discoverÂ what your geneticÂ destinyÂ may have in store- would you? TheÂ possibilityÂ is closer than you think, andÂ medicineÂ andÂ healthÂ care may never be the same.
In this month’s issue of Delta’s SKY Magazine, Mark AndersonÂ explores the advancement in human genetics and genetics in pop culture. Be sure to check out DNA 11 for more info on the genetic artÂ featured in SKY magazine.
Read the full article: Your DNA, Decoded by Mark Anderson in SKY Magazine – August 2010.
It’s December again, and that means it’s time for the Internet Retailers Hot 100 Best Retail Web Sites. DNA 11 is honored to be selected as one of the art e-retailers in the Specialty/Non- Apparel category on this year’s list. We are privileged to share this honor with popular internet retailers Zappos.com, Apple.com, BestBuy.com and Shutterfly.com.
Congratulations to all the sites mentioned on this years list!
Itâ€™s a new month and DNA 11 has some up coming media appearances:
1) September 3rd 2009 â€“ 8pm ET HBO- A Dog Year
Keep an eye out for DNA 11â€™s artwork in Jeff Bridges’ new HBO movie A Dog Year.
It is a story is a story of a writer in the midst of a mid-life crisis who decided to adopt a dog that turns out to be even crazier than he is.
2) September 8th, 2009 – Itâ€™s on with Alexa Chung â€“ MTV – 12 pm ET/PT
DNA 11 has a special announcement for Tuesday’s show. A Major Celebrity had his portrait created by DNA 11. Hint: He was in the movieÂ Sin City. Tune in to find out who!
3) DNA 11 is featured in Forbes Online Magazine: Eight Million Dollar Businesses Youâ€™ve Never Heard Of.
The modern pet portrait by DNA 11 is featured in a recent People Pets article that highlights what people are doing with Pet DNA.
DNA 11 has been creating unique art pieces from the DNA of dogs, cats, horses, and even a Bengal tiger at the request of our customers since its inception in 2005.
Adrian one of the co-founders actually had a DNA Pet Portrait created of his own dog Bosley, and hangs it proudly at home.
Show of your creative side and evoke conversation with art made from Pet DNA.
What are your thoughts? Please join the conversation.