Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology

Two woman holding and reading a piece of paper

Abstract

This project aims to position Pitt as a leader in public communication of science and technology. Unlike most outreach endeavors, which ask citizens to contemplate emerging technologies in the abstract, our efforts will emphasize hands-on engagement. A Pitt SEED grant would launch this work by supporting an exhibition of artworks created with tools and techniques that have typically been the purview of scientists. The exhibit, called Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology, will invite visitors to consider not only the roles that artists and scientists can play in shaping our genetic futures, but also their own roles.
 

Principal Investigator

Elizabeth Pitts
School of Arts and Sciences (English)

Select Collaborators

Jessica Batychenko
Team Member
School of Arts and Sciences (English)

Zach Horton
Team Member
School of Arts and Sciences (English)

Heather Kresge
Team Member
School of Arts and Sciences (English)

Dan Kubis
Team Member
Humanities Center

Alison Langmead 
Team Member 
School of Arts and Sciences (History of Art and Architecture) 

Lisa Parker
Team Member
Center for Bioethics and Health Law

Sylvia Rhor 
Team Member 
Director, University Art Gallery

Nelesi Rodriguez-Trujillo
Team Member
School of Arts and Sciences (English)

Nozomi Saito
Team Member
School of Arts and Sciences (English)

Sagnika Chanda
Graduate Student (English) 

Goal Area