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Genetic Technologies & Animals

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November 14, 2005, 6:00 pm   » 

Can artists be trusted to act with integrity in the uncharted waters of their enthusiastic engagement with genetic technologies?

To announce the upcoming issue of AI Society, Genetic Technologies and Animals, guest editor Carol Gigliotti will present key ideas from contributing authors and her essay, ''Leonardo's choice: the ethics of artists working with genetic technologies.” The center of her argument grew out of an increasing concern, not only about the risks of genetic technologies, in general, but also with a growing genre of art practice involving genetic technologies and animals.

She is joined by artists whose work centers on issues dealing with biotechnology and animals, and scientists whose research involves work with animals. The discussion will be moderated by Art|Sci director, Victoria Vesna.

Carol Gigliotti, Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC
Taimie L. Bryant, UCLA School of Law
Natalie Jeremijenko, Department of Visual Arts, UCSD
Eduardo Kac, Department of Art & Technology, Art Institute of Chicago
Charles Taylor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
Steve Best, Department of Philosophy & Humanities, University of Texas, El Paso
Beatriz da Costa, Departments of Studio Art, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UCI

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