Signs of Life Bio Art and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0262513218

ISBN-13: 9780262513210

Edition: 2009

Authors: Eduardo Kac, E. Kac

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Book details

List price: $56.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Eduardo Kac is an internationally renowned artist who has received critical acclaim for net and bio works including Genesis, GFP Bunny, and Move 36. His work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, among others.

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments and Credits
Introduction: Art that Looks You in the Eye
Hybrids, Clones, Mutants, Synthetics, and Transgenics
Biotech Culture
Open Source DNA and Bioinformatic Bodies
Ornamental Biotechnology and Parergonal Aesthetics
Embodying the Chimera
Biotechnology and Subjectivity
The Transgenic Involution
Life Art
Bioethics
Bioethics and the Posthumanist Imperative
Blood and Bioethics in the Biotechnology Age
Art as a Public Policy Medium
Liberating Life from Itself
Bioethics and Aesthetics of Animality
Bio Art
Life Transformation�Art Mutation
Why I Breed Plants
Chlorophyll Apparitions
Good and Evil on the Long Voyage
Art: in vivo and in vitro
Semi-Living Art
Cases for Genetic Art
VivoArts
The Relative Velocity Inscription Device
Proteins
Skin Culture
Object-Oriented Art
Repro Duction
OneTree
The Art of Unnatural Selection
Genomic Portrait
Biology and Art History
The Origins of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's Biocentric Constructivism
The Growth of Microorganisms on Paper
Edward Steichen�s 1936 Exhibition of Delphinium Blooms
An Art of Flower Breeding
On Science
From Genetic Perspective to Biohistory
The Ambiguities of Looking Down, Across, and Beyond
Art and Biotechnology
Contributors
Index
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