Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Transgenic Art

Transgenic art is an art form based on the use of genetic engineering techniques to transfer synthetic genes to an organism or to transfer natural genetic material from one species into another to create unique living beings.

Alba, the bioluminescent bunny from the reading is a great example of this.

Another example by the same author, Eduardo Kac, is of a series of works of what he calls "biotopes." They are living pieces of art composed of microbes that change during an exhibition in response to internal metabolism and environmental conditions.

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