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Signs of Life - Bio Art and Beyond (Paperback) Loot Price: R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 You Save: R106 (20%)
Signs of Life - Bio Art and Beyond (Paperback): Edward Kac
Signs of Life - Bio Art and Beyond (Paperback): Edward Kac

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Signs of Life - Bio Art and Beyond (Paperback)

Edward Kac

Series: Leonardo Book Series

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Bio art is a new art form that has emerged from the cultural impact and increasing accessibility of contemporary biotechnology. Signs of Life is the first book to focus exclusively on art that uses biotechnology as its medium, defining and discussing the theoretical and historical implications of bio art and offering examples of work by prominent artists.Bio art manipulates the processes of life; in its most radical form, it invents or transforms living organisms. It is not representational; bio art is in vivo. (A celebrated example is Eduardo Kac's own GFP Bunny, centered on "Alba," the transgenic fluorescent green rabbit.) The creations of bio art become a part of evolution and, provided they are capable of reproduction, can last as long as life exists on earth. Thus, bio art raises unprecedented questions about the future of life, evolution, society, and art.The contributors to Signs of Life articulate the critical theory of bio art and document its fundamental works. The writers--who include such prominent scholars as Barbara Stafford, Eugene Thacker, and Dorothy Nelkin--consider the culture and aesthetics of biotechnology, the ethical and philosophical aspects of bio art, and biology in art history. The section devoted to artworks and artists includes George Gessert's Why I Breed Plants, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr's Semi-Living Art, Marc Quinn's Genomic Portrait, and Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey's Chlorophyll.


Imprint: MIT Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Leonardo Book Series
Release date: October 2009
First published: October 2009
Editors: Edward Kac
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-0-262-51321-0
Barcode: 9780262513210
Categories: Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Image processing > Computer animation
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, 1960 - > Electronic & video art
Books > Professional & Technical > Biochemical engineering > Biotechnology
Books > Professional & Technical > Biochemical engineering > Biotechnology > General
LSN: 0-262-51321-8

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