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Anna Dumitriu & Alex May – Mendel's Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics through Art

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Anna Dumitriu & Alex May – Mendel's Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics through Art -
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[Přednášku, která je součástí série veřejných přednášek zvaných zahraničních hostů MENDEL 2.0, pro vás připravilo Mendelovo muzeum MU ve spolupráci se studijním oborem Teorie interaktivních médií]

[Přednášet se bude v anglickém jazyce bez překladu | The lecture will be held in English without translation]

>>>ABSTRACT<<<
Anna Dumitriu in her current project "Sequence" uses the latest research in whole genome sequencing and the 2.8 million base pairs of DNA from the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (the non antibiotic resistant form of the MRSA 'superbug') cultured from Dumitriu's own body and sequenced by the artist herself as a starting point to investigate how this new technology operates in both a practical and cultural context, set against a backdrop of public concerns around privacy, the commercialisation of data, the threat of new pandemics and the lack of new antibiotic treatments. This new advance in diagnosis and tracking of infectious diseases is currently revolutionising the sciences of microbiology and epidemiology, and stems directly from Mendel's legacy.

>>>BIO<<<
Anna Dumitriu (1969) is a leading bioartist based in the UK. Her work investigates the microbiological world and the latest technologies we use to study it. She works with textile craft techniques, sculpture, video installation, and live bacteria, actually using the tools and techniques of microbiology as artistic media.

Alex May (1972) is a British artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, including video mapping, interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance and video art. He is a visiting research fellow: artist in residence in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire.

Anna Dumitriu & Alex May – Mendel's Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics through Art. 2015-11-28 17:00:00 - .
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