Tissue cultures, genetic modification, bacterial colonies. Over the last decade, more and more artists have been giving up the studio in favor of the laboratory.
Tissue cultures, genetic modification, bacterial colonies. Over the last decade, more and more artists have been giving up the studio in favor of the laboratory. These works has been to draw the public into discussions about what genetically modified organisms are and what possible social and political implication. Article by Carolina A. Miranda in ArtNews here.
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) sent the following email on March 5, 2013 on “Sequestration: What It Means for Museums.”
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) sent the following email on March 5, 2013.
Sequestration: What It Means for Museums
On Friday, March 1, $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts were triggered, a process commonly called “sequestration,” which is now affecting nearly every agency throughout the government. For most agencies that support museums, (including IMLS, NEA, NEH and NSF) this means a five percent cut in their annual funding, including a reduction in grant-making activities for the year ahead.
Full article: http://www.collegeart.org/advocacy/2013/03/05/sequestration-what-it-means-for-museums/
Moderated by JD Talasek. Exploring the theme of Water.
Exploring the theme of water
Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W.
A reception follows from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Moderated by JD Talasek with Hali Felt, author of Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor; Kevin Finneran , editor-in-chief, Issues in Science and Technology; Connie Imboden, photographer and photography professor, Maryland Institute College of Art;
Heather Spence, marine biologist
Visit CPNAS’s website for more information: http://www.cpnas.org/events/daser-032113.html
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The Supreme Court sided with a student textbook seller against the publisher John Wiley in a major dispute over who can resell copyrighted works. Nice to see the Supremes got it right this time! Full story
Reviewed by Amy Ione, The Diatrope Institute, Berkeley, CA 94704 USA
Ironically, as I was wondering where to begin this review today, I noticed a car with two bumper stickers matching the sentiments I was tossing around in my mind. One read: “Hate is easy. Love takes courage.” The other said: “Got Constitution?” Both relate to the details of the Loving case, in which the United States Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage [or, held laws against interracial marriage to be unconstitutional, (prompted by a suit brought against the Commonwealth of Virginia by Richard and Mildred Loving)]. The Lovings, the key figures in this case, are captured in The Loving Story video, a film produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James and available through Icarus Films.
Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal because he was white and she was black and Native American. At that time, anti-miscegenation laws – laws against interracial marriage – existed in 16 states. These kinds of laws are a typical consequence of states rights in the United States, a mechanism that allows different geographical areas to reflect the mores (and biases) of specific parts of the country.
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Science & the Arts Program
Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics & the Arts
April 3 – 5, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St), NYC
Join us for a 3-day conference featuring lectures by and conversations among twenty-five mathematicians, artists, art historians, philosophers, and architects, accompanied by a program of artist’s films.
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Well, it appears that the old site is gone forever, so ignore the earlier message about how to access the links.
The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, Germany, has completed the genome sequence of a Neanderthal and makes the entire sequence available to the scientific community today.
More information: http://www.eva.mpg.de/neandertal/index.html and http://phys.org/news/2013-03-german-publish-full-neanderthal-genome.html
STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The STEAM Journal is a transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal with a focus on the intersection of the sciences and the arts. The STEAM Journal integrates perspectives from a variety of contexts and fields. The STEAM Journal inaugural issue ‘Luminare’ Vol. 1, Iss.1 3/13/13 is here! The STEAM website here