NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE - WASHINGTON
05 - 13 MARCH 2007

NAS Annuncia un Simposio Virtuale sulla cultura Visuale e le Bioscienze

L’ufficio delle Esposizioni e dei Programmi Culturali della National Academy of Sciences co-ospiterà il “Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience” dal 5 al 13 marzo, 2007, con il “Center for Art and Visual Culture” all’Università del Maryland a Baltimore County (UMBC). Durante questo evento, che avverrà in internet, esperti mondiali discuteranno sull’intersezione tra arti visive e scienza della vita: un gruppo di 30 partecipanti, compresi artisti, scienziati, storici, etici, curatori, sociologi e scrittori, presenteranno una varietà di prospettive su argomenti quali artisti in laboratorio, immagini d’arte e bioscienza, e le implicazioni sociologiche riguardo la crescita di connessioni tra i due campi.

La discussione, che sarà condotta attraverso un moderatore, sarà accessibile online al seguente indirizzo: www.visualcultureandbioscience.org.

Suzanne Anker, è un’artista visiva e una teorica che lavora con immagini genetiche, sarà la moderatrice della discussione. E’ co-autrice del “The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004)” Ha curato “Gene Culture: Molecular Metaphor in Contemporary Art” (Fordham University, 1994), la prima mostra interamente dedicate all’intersezione tra arte e genetica. Anker insegna stroria dell’arte e teoria alla scuola di Visual Arts a New York City dove é dove ha la cattedra e direttrice dell’ ” ArtLab23″. E’ anche l’ospite di “BioBlurb su WPS1 Art Radio”. Questo evento è stato reso possible grazie al generoso supporto di Ralph S. O ‘Connor e della Fondazione Marian e Speros Martel. E’ sponsorizzato dall’ “Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and UMBC”. Da più di 20 anni l’ “Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences” ha sponsorizzato esposizioni, concerti, e altri eventi che esplorano rapporti tra le arti e le scienze.

Partecipanti al Simposio:

Max Aguilera-Hellweg, Photographer, Writer, and Filmmaker, Cambridge, M.A.

Bergit Arends, Historian and Curator, Museum of Natural History, London

Andrew Carnie, Artist, Consultant, and Greater London Arts Professor at Winchester School of Art, Winchester, United Kingdom

Oron Catts, Artistic Director, SymbioticA: The Art & Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, University of Western Australia, Sydney

Catherine Chalmers, Artist, New York City

Helen Chandler, Former Scientific Manager, Arts and Genomics Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Carl Djerassi, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University, San Diego

Florian Dombois, Professor and Head, Institute for Transdisciplinarity, Bern University of the Arts, Bern, Switzerland

Troy Duster, Professor of Sociology, New York University, New York City

Sian Ede, Arts Director, UK Branch of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Applications, London

Sabine Flach, Lecturer, Center for Literary Studies, Berlin

Giovanni Frazzetto, Molecular Biologist, London School of Economics and Political Science, London

David Freedberg, Professor and Director, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, New York City

Karl Grimes, Professor, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Jens Hauser, Independent Curator and Writer, Paris

Marvin Heiferman, Professor, New York School of Visual Arts, New York City

Vladimir Mironov, Research Associate Professor and Director of Bioprinting Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Orlan, Performance Artist, Paris

Nancy Princenthal, Senior Editor, Art in America, New York City

Ingeborg Reichle, Art Historian, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin

Miriam van Rijsingen, Professor of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Michael Sappol, Curator-Historian, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, M.D.

Brad Smith, Researcher in Biomedical Visualization and Associate Dean of the School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Andrew Solomon, Writer and Board Member, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, N.Y.

Susan Squier, Brill Professor of Women’s Studies and English, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Eugene Thacker, Assistant Professor, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Richard Twine, Principal Investigator, ESRC Center for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

Catherine Wagner, Photographer, San Francisco

Catherine Waldby, International Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Peter Weibel, Chairman, Center for Art and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Richard Wingate, Lecturer, Center for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College, London

www.visualcultureandbioscience.org