The scientific knowledge of life expands at an enormous rate, and with it the public discussion of its implications. Stem cell research, bionics, genetic modifications—these topics transcend science and leave laboratories, enter culture and politics, and challenge our fundamental understanding of what it means to live and be human. The influence is mutual: politics and culture influence the science, whether directly via legislation and funding, or indirectly via public discourse and education. How can artists meaningfully engage in this enormously…
Workshop: Tissue Engineering | November 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. & November 28, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This workshop is for artists and humanities practitioners.
Tissue engineering enables researchers to grow three-dimensional living tissues of varying sizes, shapes, and types. These technologies escape the biomedical research labs, as increasing numbers of commercial biological products enter free markets, creating a major influence on popular perceptions of life, death, body, self, and medical thinking. Due to this transition from scientific labs to popular culture, tissue engineering technologies have increasingly become an area for artistic engagement.
This two-day intensive workshop will introduce artists and humanities practitioners to basic principles of animal tissue culture and tissue engineering, as well as to its history in science and arts. For more information, contact Boris Oicherman (firstname.lastname@example.org).