Eugene Thacker

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  • Title: The SF of Technoscience: The Politics of Simulation & A Challenge for New Media Art
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2000: Art Gallery
    Abstract Summary:

    “In fact, science fiction … is no longer anywhere, and it is everywhere, in the circulation of models, here and now, in the very principle of the surrounding simulation.”

    “Biology is becoming an information science … and it will take increasingly powerful computers and software to gather, store, analyze, model and distribute that information.”
    Chairman, Compaq Computer Corporation

    “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

    One of the significant characteristics of the last decade, and the new millennium, is the way in which advancements in biotechnology and medicine have come to the attention of the public, through the media, as one of the primary areas in which the future is being vigorously imagined. What distinguishes biotechnology from other sciences is the way in which it is increasingly fusing genetic code with computer code, encapsulated in what Incyte Pharmaceuticals calls “point-and-click biology.”

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