The CIAC’s Electronic Magazine is an online and bilingual (French and English) publication, devoted to cyberculture and art in all its connections with new technologies. Every issue is organized around a particular theme. The Fall 2005 issue is about art and bio(techno)logy.
“Is our ecosphere being altered by Genetically Modified Organisms built for profit margins without authentic oversight or risk assessment? If the technology for genome sculpting of new style humans is a possibility, what, if any, effect will imagination play in our future kindred? What can we know about animal sentience and non-human awareness?
How are artists taking these factors into account as they try to express themselves through living collage? As new biological comprehension sprouts new technological processes, what are the overt and covert roles of creativity on the decisions of which traits get embedded into whose new bodies? These are today’s major issues emanating from the intersection of Art and Biology.”
In this issue:
THE MUTAGENIC ARTS, by American artist and researcher Adam ZARETSKY;
BIOART IN QUESTION: Adam ZARETSKY talks with Shannon BELL, Sam BOWER,
Dmitry BULATOV, George GESSERT, Kathy HIGH, Ellen K. LEVY, Oron CATTS &
Ionat ZURR and Jennifer WILLET ;
CRITICAL ART ENSEMBLE: ARTISTIC RESISTANCE IN THE AGE OF TERROR,
by Shawn BAILEY (Concordia University);
BIOTEKNICA (Canada / Quebec, 2000-present), by Anne-Marie BOISVERT; NATURAL REALITY SUPERWEED KIT 1.0, by Heath BUNTING (United Kingdom, 1999), by Xavier MALBREIL; EMBRACING ANIMAL, by Kathy HIGH (USA, 2005), by Jennifer WILLET; GFP BUNNY, by Eduardo KAC (Brazil / USA, 2000), by Ernestine DAUBNER; DISEMBODIED CUISINE, by THE TISSUE CULTURE & ART PROJECT (Australia, 2003), by Jens HAUSER