This course studies how bioart blurs distinctions between science and art through the combination of artistic and scientific processes, creating wide public debate. It explores the history of biotechnology as well as social implications of this science.
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Here is a link to mine and Giordana's final project:
I really enjoyed Marisa Caichiolo's talk this Friday on her artworks and experiences in the art industry. She really opened my eyes to the multitude of ways an artist can depict a topic, whether that be environmental awareness or even life lessons.
Blog Compilation Summary
This class, for me, represented a journey of discovery about the world. Having a background in science, I’ve become quite familiar with topics like genetic editing and climate change. However, I’ve never considered the beauty of scientific investigation. With every question or experiment, we venture further into the natural world. We thus have a responsibility, as scientists, to respect and protect this world and its innate beauty.
I found Marta De Menezes’s presentation very interesting and beyond what I had imagined about Art. She did not let anything limit her creativity and curiosity about different fields. Marta successfully convinced us, the audience, that as an artist, she could see art in any field, with any form, and at any stage of life.