Item description for Eduardo Kac & Avital Ronell: Life Extreme: An Illustrated Guide to New Life by Eduardo Kac & Avital Ronell...
Humankind has imagined and depicted fantastical creatures since the formation of the first societies. Beasts such as the Chimera, the Golem, the Minotaur and Galatea could be said to be culturally symptomatic. Today, in the twenty-first century, we witness the emergence of a new class of beings: organisms that are first imagined and then--through the agency of biotechnologies--brought to life. What once was myth is today a medium. In Eduardo Kac: Life Extreme, Kac, the pioneer of "bio art" who is internationally recognized for celebrated works such as "Genesis" and the fluorescent green "GFP Bunny," has selected 36 new organisms and invited the prominent philosopher Avital Ronell to discover these new beings. The book, published in Dis Voir's new Encounters series, is prefaced by Kac's "Anthroduction" and includes a whimsical taxonomy of taxonomies, offering a unique classification method for future species.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Dis Voir
ISBN 2914563345 ISBN13 9782914563345
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More About Eduardo Kac & Avital Ronell
Eduardo Kac is an internationally renowned artist who has received critical acclaim for net and bio works including "Genesis", "GFP Bunny", and "Move 36". His work has been widely exhibited and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, among others.