Educational Research Potential of BioArt
The twenty-first century has been characterized as the “biotech century” where harnessing the gene was to remake the world (Rifkin 1998). The ethical and political questions as to what “kind” of world bioengineering has and will enable pervade the biopolitics of life complicated by a “posthuman condition,” beset by a tension between the legacy of the scientific enlightenment that forwards the advent of transhumanist Man as advanced through ever-evolving cybernetic and genetic technologies, and counter-imaginaries, which question such anthropocentrism in their search for new and renewed relations with nature (Hayles 1999). Such a tension has become acute, as the global anthropogenic productivity of our species within a capitalist economy has contributed to what is euphemistically called “climate change.” The resultant Anthropocene scenario now holds the possibility of our future species extinction.
BioArt also emerged shortly before the turn of the twenty-first century. The...
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