Multimedia artist, Nurit Bar-Shai discusses her artwork practice using biological systems, the rise of citizen science labs and DIYbio culture, as well as her place in the current new biotechnology revolution that allows artists and citizen scientists to tinker with the living world.
Biotechnology is a fast growing field with footprints in every aspect of our lives. Engineering and manipulating life itself is not that far-fetched these days, and the technology to read and write DNA is cheaper and more accessible. This new biotechnology revolution allows artists and citizen scientists to tinker with the living world. Nurit Bar-Shai, artist and cofounder of Genspace, the first community biotech lab, will talk about her artwork practice using biological systems, her collaborations with scientist and the rise of citizen science labs and DIYbio culture.
Tuesday, February 14 at 5–7pm
Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
EV Building, Resource Room 11.705
Concordia University SGW, 1515 Sainte-Catherine St. W.
All are welcome to attend.
Bar-Shai is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of art, science and technology. She is the co-founder of Genspace NYC, a community biotech lab in Brooklyn, NY. As an artist and educator working with biological systems, she conducts experiments through creative collaborative inquiries and addresses the ethics and the emerging practices of Do-It-Yourself Biology and citizen science. Her artwork looks into microbial social networks and communication systems, collective collaboration, emergence, Soft-Genetic Modification and biomaterial fabrication. Her work can be found at nuritbarshai.com
Presented by Fluxmedia.