Bio Art

The Speculative Design of Immaculate Motherhood

In the next five years, the artificial womb will become a medical reality. Ectogenesis, outside-the-womb gestation, is increasingly viable for human embryos. Will it lead to a feminist utopia, or is it the newest manifestation of an age-old male fantasy? This question has occupied the minds of feminists, science-fiction writers, artists and scientists for decades. Article by Patricia de Vries... READ MORE...

Innovation in and for Europe: STARTS 2020 prize winners

Science, Technology and arts (STARTS for short) limn a nexus at which insightful observers have identified extraordinarily high potential for innovation. And innovation is precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. In this STARTS Prize initiative, the European Commission’s focus is on projects and people that can make meaningful contributions to this effort.... READ MORE...

“The Botanical Mind Online”, a new online project about the significance of the plant kingdom to human life

Humanity’s place in the natural order is under scrutiny as never before, held in a precarious balance between visible and invisible forces: from the microscopic threat of a virus to the monumental power of climate change. Camden Art Centre has launched this online programme of new artist commissions, podcasts, films, texts, images and audio, expanding on and enriching the ideas and issues informing the show.... READ MORE...

Algorithmic Imagery: Interview with Mike Tyka

Mike Tyka is an artist and researcher with a PhD in Biophysics. In conversation with Teresa Ruffino he explains how, in his sculptural works, he expresses the arbitrary representation of molecules and how he started working with algorithms as an artistic tool describing his experience and vision for the future of this technology.... READ MORE...