Abraham Iojrish (b.1920, Voronezh, Russia) ::: Article

Well-known specialist in the field of atomic energy use legal problems, doctor of juridical sciences, professor, senior research officer at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Author of numerous writings on contemporary scientific researches' law aspects, incl. "Atom and Right" (1969), "Atomic Energy. Legal Problems" (1975), "Legal Problems of Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy" (1979), "Nature, Atom, Human Being" (1979), "Scientific and Technical Progress and New Problems of Law" (1981), "The Soviet Atomic Law" (1986), "International Atomic Law" (1987), "International Regime of Nuclear Energy Safe Development" (1988), "Nuclear Ships (International Legal Problems)" (1989), "Euratom: Legal Problems" (1992), "IAEA: Political and Legal Status" (1992), "Responsibility for the Nuclear Damage" (1993, 1997 the second edition). Published several scientific monographs, among them are the following ones: "Hiroshima" (1979), "A-Bomb" (1990), "What do the Bells Sing about" (1991), "Nuclear Genie" (1994), "Bomb" (2000). In 2001 the publishing house of the United Institute of Nuclear Researches (Dubna, Russia) published the book by A.Iojrish titled "A.Sakharov: Responsibility to Mind", devoted to 80th anniversary of A.Sakharov birthday. The book revealed scientific, political and legal views of the outstanding Russian scientist, one of the leaders of the law protection movement. He has been focusing on legal aspects of gene engineering for years. Articles on the subject published in various home and international editions. Currently works at the Institute of State and Law (ISL) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in Moscow.






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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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