2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Bioart: Melding Biotech and Art

Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 2
110 E 2nd St


No one denies that biotechnology is the prime technological hallmark of the coming age, but what it means and where it’s leading us remains largely unknown. Historically, artists have acted as interpreters of cultural shifts, and offered signposts to the future of cultural norms.

A growing number of artists are now turning to biotechnology as their medium. These bioartists have appropriated the tools biomedicine, genomics, ecology, and synthetic biology. By exploring with these tools, they are redefining identity, technology, and even the act of creating life. In this panel, curators and bioartists will attempt to decipher the themes emerging from this burgeoning genre of art, one that melds with biotech.


#sxsw #bioart


Daniel Grushkin



Heather Dewey-Hagborg


School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice.

Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including...

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Karen Ingram

Creative Dir

Karen Ingram & Associates & The Empiricist League

KAREN INGRAM is a designer, artist and creative director who uses her skill set to promote scientific awareness. Ingram is currently working with Natalie Kuldell on visual elements for Biobuilder (...

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Wythe Marschall

Researches biotech & ecology


Wythe Marschall is a writer and Ph.D. student in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard, where he studies the intersection of synthetic biology, ecology, and science fiction. With arti...

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