Tactical Biopolitics Art, Activism, and Technoscience

ISBN-10: 0262514915

ISBN-13: 9780262514910

Edition: 2010

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Beatriz da Costa does interventionist art using computing and biotechnologies. She is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Kavita Philip studies colonialism, neoliberalism, and technoscience using history and critical theory. She is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Series Foreword
Foreword: Biological Feedback
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Theory and Practice: Biology as Ideology
Interview with Richard Lewontin
Living the Eleventh Thesis
Interview with Richard Levins: On Philosophy of Science
Life.science.art: Curating the Book of Life
Biotech Patronage and the Making of Homo DNA
Soft Science: Artists' Experiments in Documentary Storytelling
Observations on an Art of Growing Interest
Toward a Phenomenological Approach to Art Involving BiotechnologyJens Hauser (Curator and Media Studies Scholar)
The Biolab and the Public
Outfitting the Laboratory of the Symbolic
Toward a Critical Inventory of BioartClaire Pentecost (Artist and Public Amateur)
The Ethics of Experiential Engagement with the Manipulation of Life
Labs Shut Open: A Biotech Hands-on Workshop for Artists
Race and the Genome
Selective Arrests, an Ever-Expanding DNA Forensic Database, and the Specter of an Early Twenty-First-Century Equivalent of Phrenology
Discovering Nature, Apparently: Analogy, DNA Imaging, and the Latent Figure Protocol
The Biopolitics of Human Genetics Research and Its Application
In Contradiction Lies the Hope: Human Genome and Identity Politics
Gendered Science
Common Knowledge and Political Love
Producing Transnational Knowledge, Neoliberal Identities, and Technoscientific Practice in India
Genes, Genera, and Genres: The NatureCulture of BioFiction in Ruth Ozeki's All Over Creation
True Life Science Fiction: Sexual Politics and the Lab Procedural
Expertise and Amateur Science
Uncommon Life
AIDS Activists and People with AIDS: A Movement to Revolutionize Research and for Universal Access to Treatment
The Politics of Rationality: Psychiatric Survivor's Challenge to Psychiatry
Reaching the Limit: When Art Becomes Science
Biosecurity and Bioethics
From Bioethics to Human Practices, or Assembling Contemporary Equipment
How Do We Insure Security from Perceived Biological Threats?
Bioparanoia and the Culture of Control
Critical Art Ensemble (Artist�s Collective)
Chinese Chickens, Ducks, Pigs, and Humans, and the Technoscientific Discourses of Global U.S. Empire
Interspecies Co-Production
Training in the Contact Zone: Power, Play, and Invention in the Sport of Agility
Playing with Rats
Animal Welfare in the Laboratory: A Case Study in Secular Ethics of Human-Animal Interaction
Contributors
Index
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