Art as we don't know it

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Berger, Erich (editor) Mäki-Reinikka, Kasperi (editor) O'Reilly, Kira (editor) Sederholm, Helena (editor) 2020-03-31T09:00:05Z 2020-03-31T09:00:05Z 2020
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-8823-5 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-8822-8 (printed)
dc.description.abstract 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the Bioart Society and created the impetus for the publication of Art as We Don’t Know It. For this publication, the Bioart Society joined forces with the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of the Aalto University. The close history and ongoing collaborative relationship between the Bioart Society and Biofilia – Base for Biological Arts in the Aalto University lead to this mutual effort to celebrate together a diverse and nurturing environment to foster artistic practices on the intersection of art, science and society. Rather than stage a retrospective, we decided to invite writings that look forward and invite speculations about the potential directions of bioarts. The contributions range from peer-reviewed articles to personal accounts and inter-views, interspersed with artistic contributions and Bioart Society projects. The selection offers a purview of the rich variety, both in content and form, of the work currently being made within the field of bioart. The works and articles clearly trouble the porous and provisional definitions of what might be understood as bioart, and indeed definitions of bioart have been usefully and generativity critiqued since the inception of the term. Whilst far from being definitive, we consider the contributions of the book to be tantalising and valuable indicators of trends, visions and impulses. We also invite into the reading of this publication a consideration of potential obsolescences knowing that some of today’s writing will become archaic over time as technologies driven by contemporary excitement and hype are discarded. In so doing we also acknowledge and ponder upon our situatedness and the partialness of our purview in how we begin and find points of departure from which to anticipate the unanticipated. Whilst declining the view of retrospection this book does present art and research that has grown and flourished within the wider network of both the Bioart Society and Biofilia during the previous decade. The book is structured into four thematic sections Life As We Don’t Know It, Convergences, Learnings/Unlearnings, Redraw and Refigure and rounded off with a glossary. en
dc.format.extent 278
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopiston taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.other Applied arts en
dc.subject.other Biotechnology en
dc.title Art as we don't know it en
dc.type C2 Toimitettu kirja, kokoomateos, konferenssijulkaisu tai lehden erikoisnumero fi
dc.subject.keyword art en
dc.subject.keyword biooart en
dc.subject.keyword Bioart Society en
dc.subject.keyword biological arts en
dc.subject.keyword Biofilia en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-8823-5
dc.type.dcmitype text en
local.aalto.formfolder 2020_03_30_klo_08_48

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