Ricardo Dominguez (b.1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) ::: Article

Media artist, net activist. His cultural activities dealing with art, activism and politics are aimed at the exploration and analysis of the informational, technological and socio-economic society standards. In 1983 graduated from the Asolo Conservatory (Sarasota, Florida) with MFA degree in Acting; in 1985 - from the Florida State University with MA degree in Directing (Tallahassee, Florida). Author of several net projects and on-line publications, incl. "The X-Art Foundation. Blast 5: Drama" (1994-96), "The Thing" (1995-01), "Broad Band Initiative" (1998-00), "Electronic Disturbance Theater" (1998-02) and others. Published a number of monographs and articles on new technologies and net activism, incl. "The Electronic Disturbance" (CAE, Autonomedia, 1994), "Illegal Knowledge: Strategies for New-Media Activism" (Informatic Resistance, 2002), "Hacktivism: network_art_activism" (Autonomedia Press, 2002) and others. Participant of numerous exhibitions and festivals, incl. the recent ones: Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, 1998), "Best of Life 2.0" (Madrid, 1999), "Tenacity: Cultural Practices in the Age of Bio and Information Technologies" (New York-Zurich, 2000), the International Human Rights Festival (Nuremburg, 2001), 7th International Theatre Festival (Lublin, 2001) and others. Intensively delivers lectures. Conducted a number of presentations and workshops at such venues as the universities in Florida, New York, Cornell; the Brown University, the Massachusetts Technological Institute and others; and also at the museums and galleries in Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and others. Currently is director of the ThingTank Net Association (New York).






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CONTENTS:

I. LABORATORY: science and technology

Svetlana Borinskaya. Genomics and Biotechnology: Science at the Beginning of the Third Millennium.

Mikhail Gelfand. Computational Genomics: from the Wet Lab to Computer and Back.

Irina Grigorjan, Vsevolod Makeev. Biochips and Industrial Biology.

Valery Shumakov, Alexander Tonevitsky. Xenotransplantation as a Scientific and Ethic Problem.

Abraham Iojrish. Legal Aspects of Gene Engineering.

Pavel Tishchenko. Genomics: New Science in the New Cultural Situation.
II. FORUM: society and genomic culture

Eugene Thacker. Darwin's Waiting Room.

Critical Art Ensemble. The Promissory Rhetoric of Biotechnology in the Public Sphere.

SubRosa. Sex and Gender in the Biotech Century.

Ricardo Dominguez. Nano-Fest Destiny 3.0: Fragments from the Post-Biotech Era.

Birgit Richard. Clones and Doppelgangers. Multiplications and Reproductions of the Self in Film.

Sven Druehl. Chimaera Phylogeny: From Antiquity to the Present.
III. TOPOLOGY: from biopolitics to bioaesthetics

Boris Groys. Art in the Age of Biopolitics.

Stephen Wilson. Art and Science as Cultural Acts.

Melentie Pandilovski. On the Phenomenology of Consciousness, Technology, and Genetic Culture.

Roy Ascott. Interactive Art: Doorway to the Post-Biological Culture.
IV. INTERACTION CODE: artificial life

Mark Bedau. Artificial Life Illuminates Human Hyper-creativity.

Louis Bec. Artificial Life under Tension.

Alan Dorin. Virtual Animals in Virtual Environments.

Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau. The Application of Artificial Life to Interactive Computer Installations.
V. MODERN THEATRE: ars genetica

George Gessert. A History of Art Involving DNA.

Kathleen Rogers. The Imagination of Matter.

Brandon Ballengee. The Origins of Artificial Selection.

Marta de Menezes. The Laboratory as an Art Studio.

Adam Zaretsky. Workhorse Zoo Art and Bioethics Quiz.
VI. IMAGE TECHNOLOGY: ars chimaera

Joe Davis. Monsters, Maps, Signals and Codes.

David Kremers. The Delbruck Paradox. Version 3.0.

Eduardo Kac. GFP Bunny.

Dmitry Bulatov. Ars Chimaera.

Valery Podoroga. Rene Descartes and Ars Chimaera.
VII. METABOLA: tissue culture and art

Ionat Zurr. Complicating Notions of Life - Semi-Living Entities.

Oron Catts. Fragments of Designed Life - the Wet Palette of Tissue Engineering.
VIII. P.S.

Dmitry Prigov. Speaking of Unutterable.

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