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BioDesign Challenge

Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center, UL102 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

BioDesign Seminar Series, Spring 2018

SPEAKER 1: Marta de Menezes

TITLE: "Self and Non-self: defining yourself through the other you may become."

WEBSITE: www.martademenezes.com 

BIO: Marta de Menezes has been exploring the intersection between Art and Biology, working in research laboratories demonstrating that new biological technologies can be used as new art medium. In 1999 de Menezes created her first biological artwork (Nature?) by modifying the wing patterns of live butterflies. Since then, she has used diverse biological techniques including fluorescent DNA probes to create micro-sculptures in human cell nuclei (nucleArt, 2002); sculptures made of proteins (Proteic Portrait, 2002-2007), DNA (Innercloud, 2003; The Family, 2004) or incorporating live neurons (Tree of Knowledge, 2005) or bacteria (Decon, 2007). She is currently the artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory in Lisbon, and Director of Cultivamos Cultura in the South of Portugal.

SPEAKER 2: Dalila Honorato

TITLE: "Soylent Green - 4 = iRecycle"

WEBSITE:  https://ionio.academia.edu/DalilaHonorato

BIO: Dalila Honorato, Ph.D, is a facilitator of safe spaces for hosting the interaction of ideas around liminal issues in the frame of Art&Sci. Her research focus is on embodiment, monstrosity, the uncanny and the acrobatic balance between phobia and paraphilia. She is Assistant Professor in Media Aesthetics and Semiotics at the Ionian University, Greece, guest faculty at Alma. 

Presented by the School of Design Strategies at Parsons. 

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