The Hello World programme has traditionally been used to test new computer languages, starting with C. The whistles shown here are the Hello World of DIY 3D printing, first designed by Eberhard Rensch. The whistles have taken over Hello World. They are a fine representation of communication expressed as an object. If hello and whistle symbolize communication, what symbol will be produced by the genesis of the DIY bio-printer? Vocal cord tissue?
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