Bio Art

Fascination science: State Festival 2014

From 31 October to 2 November State Festival takes place in Berlin: the event creates a platform for interdisciplinary cooperation between scientists and artists and shall make the fascination of science available to a bigger audience.... READ MORE...

Synthetic Aesthetics. The MIT Press

In this book by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jane Calvert, Pablo Schyfter, Alistair Elfick and Drew Endy synthetic biologists, artists, designers, social scientists investigate synthetic biology and design... READ MORE...

Bio art and design Award 2014

A call for designers and artists interested in the Life Sciences to propose projects for collaborative work across disciplines. A € 25.000 award for successful applicants... READ MORE...

The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis

The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis is a ground-breaking solo exhibition by artist Anna Dumitriu, showing installations and sculptures made with strains of mycobacteria, transformed historical artefacts, and textiles that our reveal the complexities of the history of Tuberculosis (TB) and our responses to the disease.... READ MORE...

Grow Your Own: life after nature

GROW YOUR OWN… is a new exhibition created by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin that invites you to consider some of the potentially ground-breaking applications and uncertain implications of synthetic life.... READ MORE...

Biohackers. The Politics of Open Science. Hackers aiming at the conquest of the world of science

What do hackers have to do with BioLabs dealing with DNA mapping and testing new modifications of human life? Biohackers is a book written by Alessandro Delfanti, a scholar who studies the relationships between science and society. He tells us not only that the hacker culture has many things in common with the world of science, but also, in a more fascinating way, that the current transformations of life sciences are and will be even more characterized by a mash-up or remix (by adopting the author's own words) between the traditional scientific culture, the hacker ethics and the open access culture.... READ MORE...

Koen Vanmechelen – Leaving Paradise

Leaving Paradise marks the U.S. debut of major works recently created by the internationally renowned Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, featuring live chickens, sculpture, photography, installation, and video, including Hybridity in Art and Science – C.C.P., the multi media archive module presented at The Worldly House, dOCUMENTA (13).... READ MORE...

Backyard Brains: Neuroscience for Fun

The term Crowdscience (that is, the science of people) has recently become a very popular term. It means that people (a nineteenth-century term that perhaps should be replaced with the term "citizens"), by actively taking part in research, can enable discoveries, that would otherwise not be possible with traditional media – for the mental, computational and economic resources they require. It also assumes that first-person participation in scientific projects is one of the few ways to not be relegated on the sidelines of democracy in a society permeated at all levels by scientific and technological knowledge.... READ MORE...

Dialogues on “Bioart” #1. A conversation with Jens Hauser

In the series Dialogues on “Bioart”, I will speak about these and other issues with curators, artists, cultural workers and other professionals who deal with "Bioart" in different ways and have been working in this field for a number of years. Through these interviews, I not only want to present them and their work, but also to shed light on their various viewpoints on, and relevant experiences with, the issues being addressed in the so-called "Bioart", in order to bring all this into line with the larger context of the analysis of what "Bioart" as well as the connected issues and questions, actually are... READ MORE...

Marta De Menezes. Bio-Art System Analysis

Marta de Menezes has been working now for a decade with biological techniques and materials as her medium, and has often done so in collaboration with scientists, and in particular, with biologists. She is a phd candidate at the University of Leiden, and the artistic director at Ectopia, an experimental art lab in Lisbon. By recently employing the tools of analysis in systems biology to the field of art practice, de Menezes is taking a reflexive and immersive approach to art research. It's one that embraces complexity and could translate into a deeper understanding about the historical development and embedded structures of art and biology related exploration... READ MORE...
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