Hi. Sorry about the delay, just saw you now.
You ask about the biopunk subculture.
There are a few different views on this. To some it's solely a literary genre, to others it's 'cyberpunk but with biology instead of computers', the name has also been used by at least 3 musicians, one clothes designer and so on.
There is a group who feel biopunk is synonymous with DIYbio, because that's sometimes the first place they hear about it. Meredith Patterson wrote a manifesto where she defines it as a particular brand of citizen science. Marcus Wohlsen wrote a book where he as I understand it made it a part of DIYbio and the maker culture.
I have always seen it as a hacker culture first and foremost. I think Drew Endy explained it well on 24c3
. I associate DIY/maker with old ladies knitting sweaters.
Having talked to people about this for a while I've come to realize that biopunk won't be a single fixed set of ideas.
There is forming a 'Scene' of individuals with different ideas on what biopunk is. Everyone within the 'Scene' doesn't agree with everyone else and everyone in the community doesn't agree with everyone on the Scene. This is the way subcultures usually work I think(the alternative would be a cult)
There is an irc channel associated with this forum on FreeNode called #biopunk which is a kind of scratchpad for ideas on biopunk. It's often easier to discuss and try out new ideas on a channel than on a forum. You are welcome to join it if you can and want.