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January 08, 2007

National Academy of Sciences


Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience

NAS Announces Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience: The Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences will co-host a Virtual Symposium on Visual Culture and Bioscience from March 5 to March 13, 2007 with the Center for Art and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

This international event will take place on the Internet. It is a virtual meeting of experts from many disciplines who will discuss the intersections between visual culture and bioscience. A group of thirty participants, comprised of artists, scientists, historians, ethicists, curators, sociologists, and writers, will present a variety of perspectives on topics of visual representation in art and science and their implications in culture and society.

The discussion will be accessible via the web. A related blog, accessible through the web address listed above, will provide a space for public discourse.

Suzanne Anker, a visual artist and theorist working with genetic imagery, will moderate the discussion. She is the coauthor of The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004). She curated Gene Culture: Molecular Metaphor in Contemporary Art (Fordham University, 1994), the first exhibition devoted entirely to the intersection of art and genetics. Anker teaches art history and theory at the School of Visual Arts in New York where she is chair and editor of ArtLab23. She is also the host of BioBlurb on WPS1 Art Radio.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Ralph S. O'Connor and the Marian and Speros Martel Foundation. It is sponsored by the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

For more than 20 years, the Office of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences has sponsored exhibitions, concerts, and other events that explore relationships among the arts and sciences.

Virtual Symposium Participants:

Bergit Arends, Historian and Curator, Museum of Natural History, London, United Kingdom
Andrew Carnie, Artist and Consultant, Greater London Arts professor at Winchester School of Art, Winchester, United Kingdom
Oron Catts, Artistic Director, SymbioticA - The Art & Science Collaborative Research Laboratory, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, University of Western Australia
Catherine Chalmers, Artist Helen Chandler, Former Scientific Manager, The Arts and Genomics Center, University of Amsterdam
Carl Djerassi, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University
Florian Dombois, Professor and Head, Institute for Transdisciplinarity, Berne University of the Arts, Switzerland
Troy Duster, Professor of Sociology, New York University
Sian Ede, Arts Director, UK Branch of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Applications
Sabine Flach, Lecturer, Center for Literary Studies, Berlin, Germany
Giovanni Frazzetto, Molecular Biologist, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
David Freedberg, Professor and Director, the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Karl Grimes, Professor, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jens Hauser, Independent Curator, Writer, and Artist Marvin Heiferman, Professor, New York School of Visual Arts
Vladimir Mironov, Research Associate Professor and Director of Bioprinting Center, Medical University of South
Carolina Orlan, Performance Artist, France Nancy Princenthal, Senior Editor, Art in America
Ingeborg Reichle, Art Historian, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Miriam van Rijsingen, Professor of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Holland
Michael Sappol, Curator and Historian, National Library of Medicine
Brad Smith, Molecular Biologist, University of Michigan
Andrew Solomon, Writer and Board Member, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York
Susan Squier, Brill Professor of Women's Studies and English, The Pennsylvania State University
Eugene Thacker, Assistant Professor, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology
Richard Twine, Principal Investigator, ESRC Center for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics
Catherine Waldby, International Research Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia
Catherine Wagner, Photographer
Peter Weibel, Chairman, Center for Art and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Richard Wingate, Lecturer, Center for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College, London

Posted by jo at January 8, 2007 10:28 AM