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andlt;Pandgt;Popular culture in this andquot;biological centuryandquot; seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as scientific truth, race and gender identity, and the human itself are destabilized in the public eye. Tactical Biopolitics suggests that the political challenges at the intersection of life, science, and art are best addressed through a combination of artistic intervention, critical theorizing, and reflective practices. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, contributions to this volume focus on the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences and explore the possibility of public participation in scientific discourse, drawing on research and practice in art, biology, critical theory, anthropology, and cultural studies. After framing the subject in terms of both biology and art, Tactical Biopolitics discusses such topics as race and genetics (with contributions from leading biologists Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins); feminist bioscience; the politics of scientific expertise; bioart and the public sphere (with an essay by artist Claire Pentecost); activism and public health (with an essay by Treatment Action Group co-founder Mark Harrington); biosecurity after 9/11 (with essays by artists' collective Critical Art Ensemble and anthropologist Paul Rabinow); and human-animal interaction (with a framing essay by cultural theorist Donna Haraway).ContributorsGaymon Bennett, Larry Carbone, Karen Cardozo, Gary Cass, Beatriz da Costa, Oron Catts, Gabriella Coleman, Critical Art Ensemble, Gwen D'Arcangelis, Troy Duster, Donna Haraway, Mark Harrington, Jens Hauser, Kathy High, Fatimah Jackson, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan King, Richard Levins, Richard Lewontin, Rachel Mayeri, Sherie McDonald, Claire Pentecost, Kavita Philip, Paul Rabinow, Banu Subramanian, subRosa, Abha Sur, Samir Sur, Jacqueline Stevens, Eugene Thacker, Paul Vanouse, Ionat Zurr Beatriz da Costa does interventionist art using computing and biotechnologies, and Kavita Philip studies colonialism, neoliberalism, and technoscience using history and critical theory. Both are Associate Professors at the University of California, Irvine.andlt;/Pandgt;

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Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.

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andlt;Pandgt;Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.andlt;/Pandgt;

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Popular culture in this biological century seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as scientific truth, race and gender identity, and the human itself are destabilized in the public eye.

Synopsis:

Popular culture in this "biological century" seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as scientific truth, race and gender identity, and the human itself are destabilized in the public eye. Tactical Biopolitics suggests that the political challenges at the intersection of life, science, and art are best addressed through a combination of artistic intervention, critical theorizing, and reflective practices. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, contributions to this volume focus on the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences and explore the possibility of public participation in scientific discourse, drawing on research and practice in art, biology, critical theory, anthropology, and cultural studies. After framing the subject in terms of both biology and art, Tactical Biopolitics discusses such topics as race and genetics (with contributions from leading biologists Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins); feminist bioscience; the politics of scientific expertise; bioart and the public sphere (with an essay by artist Claire Pentecost); activism and public health (with an essay by Treatment Action Group co-founder Mark Harrington); biosecurity after 9/11 (with essays by artists' collective Critical Art Ensemble and anthropologist Paul Rabinow); and human-animal interaction (with a framing essay by cultural theorist Donna Haraway).ContributorsGaymon Bennett, Larry Carbone, Karen Cardozo, Gary Cass, Beatriz da Costa, Oron Catts, Gabriella Coleman, Critical Art Ensemble, Gwen D'Arcangelis, Troy Duster, Donna Haraway, Mark Harrington, Jens Hauser, Kathy High, Fatimah Jackson, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan King, Richard Levins, Richard Lewontin, Rachel Mayeri, Sherie McDonald, Claire Pentecost, Kavita Philip, Paul Rabinow, Banu Subramanian, subRosa, Abha Sur, Samir Sur, Jacqueline Stevens, Eugene Thacker, Paul Vanouse, Ionat Zurr Beatriz da Costa does interventionist art using computing and biotechnologies, and Kavita Philip studies colonialism, neoliberalism, and technoscience using history and critical theory. Both are Associate Professors at the University of California, Irvine.

About the Author

Beatriz da Costa does interventionist art using computing and biotechnologies. She is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine.Kavita Philip studies colonialism, neoliberalism, and technoscience using history and critical theory. She is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262042499
Subtitle:
Art, Activism, and Technoscience
Author:
Da Costa, Beatriz
Foreword by:
Dumit, Joseph
Foreword:
Dumit, Joseph
Editor:
Philip, Kavita
Author:
Pentecost, Claire
Author:
Cardozo, Karen
Author:
Vanouse, Paul
Author:
Cass, Gary
Author:
Levins, Richard
Author:
Hauser, Jens
Author:
Subramanian, Banu
Author:
Lewontin, Richard C.
Author:
Costa, Beatriz Da
Author:
Philip, Kavita
Author:
Harrington, Mark
Author:
Rabinow, Paul
Author:
High, Kathy
Author:
Thacker, Eugene
Author:
Mayeri, Rachel
Author:
Critical Art Ensemble
Author:
Stevens, Jacqueline
Author:
Duster, Troy
Author:
King, Jonathan
Author:
D'Arcangelis, Gwen
Author:
McDonald, Sherie
Author:
Catts, Oron
Author:
Coleman, Gabriella
Author:
Jackson, Fatimah
Author:
Zurr, Ionat
Author:
subRosa
Author:
Jones, Gwyneth
Author:
Bennett, Gaymon
Author:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author:
Haraway, Donna
Author:
Sur, Abha
Author:
Sur, Samir
Author:
Dumit, Joseph
Author:
Carbone, Larry
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Art and science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Series:
Leonardo Book Series Tactical Biopolitics
Publication Date:
20080703
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 figures
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.875 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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"Synopsis" by , Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Pandgt;Scientists, scholars, and artists consider the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences.andlt;/Pandgt;
"Synopsis" by , Popular culture in this biological century seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as scientific truth, race and gender identity, and the human itself are destabilized in the public eye.
"Synopsis" by , Popular culture in this "biological century" seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as scientific truth, race and gender identity, and the human itself are destabilized in the public eye. Tactical Biopolitics suggests that the political challenges at the intersection of life, science, and art are best addressed through a combination of artistic intervention, critical theorizing, and reflective practices. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, contributions to this volume focus on the political significance of recent advances in the biological sciences and explore the possibility of public participation in scientific discourse, drawing on research and practice in art, biology, critical theory, anthropology, and cultural studies. After framing the subject in terms of both biology and art, Tactical Biopolitics discusses such topics as race and genetics (with contributions from leading biologists Richard Lewontin and Richard Levins); feminist bioscience; the politics of scientific expertise; bioart and the public sphere (with an essay by artist Claire Pentecost); activism and public health (with an essay by Treatment Action Group co-founder Mark Harrington); biosecurity after 9/11 (with essays by artists' collective Critical Art Ensemble and anthropologist Paul Rabinow); and human-animal interaction (with a framing essay by cultural theorist Donna Haraway).ContributorsGaymon Bennett, Larry Carbone, Karen Cardozo, Gary Cass, Beatriz da Costa, Oron Catts, Gabriella Coleman, Critical Art Ensemble, Gwen D'Arcangelis, Troy Duster, Donna Haraway, Mark Harrington, Jens Hauser, Kathy High, Fatimah Jackson, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan King, Richard Levins, Richard Lewontin, Rachel Mayeri, Sherie McDonald, Claire Pentecost, Kavita Philip, Paul Rabinow, Banu Subramanian, subRosa, Abha Sur, Samir Sur, Jacqueline Stevens, Eugene Thacker, Paul Vanouse, Ionat Zurr Beatriz da Costa does interventionist art using computing and biotechnologies, and Kavita Philip studies colonialism, neoliberalism, and technoscience using history and critical theory. Both are Associate Professors at the University of California, Irvine.
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