Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology

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
  • Dan Kubis

    Team Member
    Humanities Center

  • Zach Horton

    Team Member
    School of Arts and Sciences (English)

  • Nelesi Rodriguez-Trujillo

    Team Member
    School of Arts and Sciences (English)

  • Nozomi Saito

    Team Member
    School of Arts and Sciences (English)

  • Jessica Batychenko

    Team Member
    School of Arts and Sciences (English)

  • Heather Kresge

    Team Member
    School of Arts and Sciences (English)

  • Lisa Parker

    Team Member
    Center for Bioethics and Health Law