Monday, January 22, 2007

Virtual Symposium

Virtual SymposiumOn Visual Culture and Bioscience
March 5 – 13, 2007

To return to the main page of the symposium, please visit

In March, the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Art and Visual Culture at UMBC will co-host a symposium on visual culture and bioscience. Experts from around the world will discuss the intersections between the visual arts and the life sciences at this international event, which will take place on the Internet. This site is intended to provide a venue for public comments in response to the main panel disscussion where a group of over 30 participants – comprised of artists, scientists, historians, ethicists, curators, sociologists, and writers – will present a variety of perspectives on topics such as artists in the lab, imaging in art and bioscience, and the sociological implications of the growing connections between the two fields. A complete list of participants is accessible via the link below.

Suzanne Anker, a visual artist and theorist working with genetic imagery, will moderate the panel discussion. She is the co-author of The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004). She curated “Gene Culture: Molecular Metaphor in Contemporary Art” (Fordham University, 1994), the first exhibition devoted entirely to the intersection of art and genetics. Anker teaches art history and theory at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she is chair and editor of ArtLab23. She is also the host of BioBlurb on WPS1 Art Radio.

To return to the main page of the symposium, please visit