Mary Flanagan

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • University of Oregon

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Writings and Presentations:

  • Title: Feminist Transgressions? Object and Process in Transgenic/Genetic Works by Women
    Writing Type: Paper
    Exhibition: SIGGRAPH 2002: Art Gallery
    Abstract Summary:

    Interest in new technologies has fostered a growing interdisciplinary exploration between artists, scientists, social scientists, and designers. Particular types of artwork have held attraction for the artist-scientist in the 20th and 21st centuries: artificial life, evolutionary art, and genetic art have been created by those with an interest in science and organic structures. Concerns inherent to these contemporary interests are centuries old; 1 the use of novel technologies to mimic or create life can be traced to the Ancient Greeks, Jewish, Chinese, and Egyptian cultures, in which stories of famous pneumatic automata and golem originated.

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