Monday, July 24, 2006

Living Culture

This just came down the art events pipeline:

The non-profit new media arts org in NYC, Eyebeam is hosting "Living Culture" as part of its Summer School and Digital Day Camp programs. From the website:

Living Culture is a screening program of short moving image works addressing the impact of genetics and biotechnology on art that will be presented at Eyebeam on Thursday July 27th at 7pm. The screening will complement work produced in the Summer School and Digital Day Camp programs presented in an exhibition devoted to similar themes.

The screening will include work from: Oron Catts, Gina Czarnecki, Gair Dunlop, Bradley Eros, Lorenzo Oggiano, Casey Reas, Paul Vanouse, Adam Zaretsky and Ionat Zurr.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Genomic Art as Discourse?

A new project by an artist in British Columbia purports to discuss preimplantation genetic diagnosis. The artist plans on using a blog to archive comments and thoughts from interested participants that will then be used in an installation.
What is the relationship between spectacle and science, image and discourse? This question seems key in the aesthetic engagement of biotech.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

GMOs and South America

Apparently, Venezuela's Chavez has announced a prohibition on transgenic crops, which would counter an earlier agreement between Venezuela and Monsanto.

While not surprising that Chavez would resist US pressures and interests regarding transgenic agriculture, it is a big shift in policy that could have interesting implications for US-South America relations, as they are tied up with agricultural economies.

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Biotech, Biofuels and Big Oil

As the oil industry deals with the dual realities of peak oil, both in terms of public perception and natural resources, it's no surprise that interest in the potential of biotech is on the rise. Biotech has already been marketed as a potential solution for oil spills, and now it seems companies like BP are looking for possible energy solutions, joining the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Meanwhile, other companies, like Shell, are taking an interesting position, arguing that the use of food for fuel should be avoided, making use of waste instead.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

The Blind Leading the Blind

Earlier this month, the Guardian ran a story on the biotech firm Genentech and its licensing of a drug in such a manner that it's prohibiting its use as a cheap and effective treatment of blindness.

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