"Both scientists and artists have a special gift for us, if they can only bring themselves to share it. Both groups live always at the 'edge of mystery'- the boundary of the unknown"

Robert Oppenheimer


During the last decades, research in genetics has resulted in scientific endeavors of enormous importance and also in tech-nologies with sweeping social implications. This event will interrogate these impli-cations from a diversity of perspectives, including informatics, digital art and technology, and science.

Presented by s.i.n.a.p.s.e. dedicated to promoting dialogue between and beyond disciplinary boundaries.

Organized and moderated by Katherine Hayles and Victoria Vesna

Respondent: Ruth West

On view: artworks from the UCLA 'Genetics & Culture' Design|Media Arts seminar


Media Archive:

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this event was hosted on
March 8, 2002

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

1473 Dickson Art Center
Department of Design | Media Arts
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1615
Phone: (310) 825-9007


Natalie Bookchin
Media artist and educator, CalArts

Cheryl Kerfeld
Research molecular biologist, UCLA

Gregory Stock
Director of the Program on Medicine, Technology,and Society, UCLA

Stephen Wilson
Author, artist and professor, San Francisco



UCLA Design|Media Arts