Alan Dorin (b.1970, Melbourne, Australia) ::: Article

Multimedia artist, art theorist, researcher. In 1999 graduated from the Monash University (PhD, Computer Science, "The Philosophy and Implementation of Physically-Based Visual Models of Artificial Life"). Author of numerous articles on philosophy, aesthetics and artificial life/intelligence, artificial evolution and biological modeling, which were published in various international miscellanies, books and anthologies. Organizer and curator of such electronic art conferences and symposiums as "Artech, Art & Technology Symposium" (Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, 1996), "Process Philosophies" (Melbourne, 1999), "First Iteration" and "Second Iteration: emergence" (1999 and 2001, both in Melbourne). Covers a wide range of electronic technologies, esp. kinetic and interactive media, sound synthesis, generative computer graphics and animation. Author of artificial-life based art works, interactive installations, etc, incl. "Hydroid Medusae" (Animaland Studios, 1995), "Apoidea" (CAIM, 1996), "Mechanical Hermaphrodite: Hyper Cube and Projection" (Linden Gallery, 1997), "Untitled Copy" (EuCuE XVIII, 1999), "The Procrastinating Suttee" (Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts, 2000), "Listening Sky" (in collaboration with Berry and others, ATR labs, 2000-2001), "IKI-IKI" (together with C.Sommerer and L.Mignonneau, IAMAS, 2002) and others. A.Dorin is the author of electro-acoustic compositions, performed at a number of contemporary art festivals in Australia, Japan, Canada, Great Britain, etc. Currently is lecturer at the School of Computer Science, the Monash University, and co-director at the Centre for Electronic Media Art, the Monash University (Clayton).






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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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