Leonardo’s choice: the ethics of artists working with genetic technologies

  • Carol Gigliotti
Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


Working with current methodologies of art, biology, and genetic technologies, the stated aims of artists working in this area include attempts both to critique the implications and outcomes of genetic technologies and to forge a new art practice involved in creating living beings using those technologies. It is this last ambition, the development of a new art practice involved in creating living beings, that this essay will particularly take to task by questioning the ethics of that goal and the uses of biotechnology in reaching it.


Animals Biogenetics Ethics Aesthetics Ecocentricism Anthropomorphism Animal rights New media 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol Gigliotti
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  1. 1.School of Design,Emily Carr Institute of Art and DesignVancouverCanada V6H 3R9

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