Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond
"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." --Book Jacket.
Ornamental Biotechnology and Parergonal Aesthetics
Biotechnology and Subjectivity
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