Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond (Leonardo Book Series) (by Eduardo Kac)


Author(s): Eduardo Kac

Publisher: The MIT Press
Publish date: 2007-07-13
ISBN-10: 0262112930
ISBN-13: 9780262112932
Language: English
Description:
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.)… more…

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