Bryan Bishop

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Bryan Bishop (kanzure) is a DIY biohacker and programmer better known for his contributions to DIY transhumanism and Open Manufacturing, and as being the creator of SKDB and a contributor to NanoEngineer. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.


From 2008 to 2012 he studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Researcher at the Automated Design Lab at University. Between 2010 and 2011 he was the Assistant Director of R&D at Humanity+.

He began working on the Transhumanist Technical Roadmap in early 2007 and started a mailing list (No longer active) for discussion. In 2008 progress on the Roadmap was halted. The latest draft was mirrored by the Accelerating Future Wiki until it went down in early-to-mid 2012. An IRC channel for the discussion of the Roadmap, ##hplusroadmap, remains active today. He used to run a mailing list on megascale engineering.

He used to write a blog called 'Transhuman Musings' ( only).





  • "Building a low-cost, open-source microfluidic DNA synthesizer". FBI/DIYbio Workshop. Walnut Creek, California. June 13-15th, 2012.
  • "Open Source Hardware and CAD". Open Science Summit 2011. Mountain View, California. October 22 & 23rd, 2011.
  • "meetlog". Bay Area Quantified Self Show&Tell #19 (Singularity University). Mountain View, California. July 19th, 2011.
  • "DIY Transhumanism". FBI/DIYbio Workshop: The Evolution of Science and Biosecurity. New York, New York. July 13 & 14th, 2011.
  • "Hello Android: How to make an Android app in 30 minutes". Google IO 2011 Extended (Austin). Austin, Texas. May 10 & 11th, 2011.
  • "The Future of Open Hardware". Institute for the Future. Palo Alto, California. March 1st, 2011.
  • "Personal Manufacturing, the Gada Prize and the Future of Technology". Humanity+ @ Caltech. Pasadena, California. December 4 & 5th, 2010.
  • "Open Source Hardware". Open Science Summit 2010. Berkeley, California. July 29-31st, 2010.
  • "Apt-get for Hardware". Singularity Studies, Rutgers University. June 30, 2010.
  • "PythonOCC: Python Meets Solid Geometry CAD". SciPy 2010. Austin, Texas. June 28 - July 3rd, 2010.
  • "Do-It-Yourself Transhuman Tech". H+ Summit 2010 (Harvard). Boston, Massachusetts. June 12 & 13th, 2010.
  • "Apt-get for Hardware". Texas Linux Fest 2010. Austin, Texas. April 10th, 2010.
  • "How to Make a Civilization Seed: Downloading Hardware Over the Web". H+ Summit 2009. Irvine, California. December 5 & 6th, 2009.
  • "Innovation Automation". BioBarCamp 2008 (Institute for the Future). Palo Alto, California. August 8-10th, 2008.


  • Dan M. Bolser, Pierre-Yves Chibon, Nicolas Palopoli, Sungsam Gong, Daniel Jacob, Victoria Dominguez Del Angel, Dan Swan, Sebastian Bassi, Virginia González, Prashanth Suravajhala, Seungwoo Hwang, Paolo Romano, Rob Edwards, Bryan Bishop, John Eargle, Timur Shtatland, Nicholas J. Provart, Dave Clements, Daniel P. Renfro, Daeui Bhak, and Jong Bhak. (2012) MetaBase—the wiki-database of biological databases. Nucleic Acids Research v40(D1): D1250–D1254. doi:10.1093/nar/gkr1099
  • Ken English, Aziz Naim, Kemper Lewis, Susanne Schmidt, Vimal Viswanathan, Julie Linsey, Daniel A. McAdams, Bryan Bishop, Matthew I. Campbell, Kerry Poppa, Robert B. Stone, Seth Orsborn. (2010) Impacting Designer Creativity Through IT-Enabled Concept Generation. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering 10(3):031007. doi:10.1115/1.3484089

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