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The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age
This book explains DNA as Culture: Through the Artist's Lens and discusses reductionism, Manipulations, and Monsters, which reduces the Body to a Code Script of Information.
The influence of genetics on contemporary art
This work presents various examples of how artists depict aspects of genetics as cultural icons and symbols; in particular, their focus on DNA as information and on the commercialization of genetics research material.
Science and society neuroculture
Neuroscience addresses questions that, if resolved, will reveal aspects of our individuality. Therefore neuroscientific knowledge is not solely constrained within laboratories, but readily captures…
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination
This catalog explores the psychological and social implications contained in the hybrid creatures and fantastic scenarios created by contemporary artists whose works will appear in the exhibition…
The beginnings and the ends of bio art
- S. Anker
- 1 September 2014
Since the late 1980s a significant number of artists have begun working with biologically related concepts and materials, a concept which provokes the imagination of artists, designers and scientists of today.
Specimens as Spectacles Reframing Fetal Remains
As the question of the human species comes under mounting scrutiny, the rapidly expanding corpus of work known as bioart provides an increasingly important frame of reference for academic scholars…
BioLogic: a natural history of digital life
- S. Anker, Cézanne Charles, John Marshall, S. Pohflepp, Sabrina Raaf, Marcia Tanner
- ArtSIGGRAPH '09
- 3 August 2009
The artworks chosen for the SIGGRAPH 2009 juried art exhibition explore what can happen when nature and technology combine, offering viewers a compelling survey of ideas and issues that characterize contemporary life - a tangle of digital devices, natural processes, and us.
Epistemic practices in Bio Art
- S. Anker
- ArtAI Soc.
- 8 February 2021
This paper addresses three aspects of Bio Art: iconography, artificial life, and wetware. The development of models for innovation require hybrid practices which generate knowledge through epistemic…
Technogenesis: Aesthetic Dimensions of Art and Biotechnology
From material processes to elusive patterns, artists and scientists seek models of explanation. Sometimes illusionally evocative, sometimes rigorously formulaic, and at other times sculpturally…