Valery Podoroga (b.1946, Moscow, Russia) ::: Article

Philosopher, teacher. In 1970 graduated from the Moscow State University, Department of Philosophy; in 1974 - from the Institute of Philosophy, the USSR Academy of Sciences, candidate dissertation titled "Language Problem in T.Adorno's philosophy". Doctor of Philosophy, professor (doctorate dissertation titled "Communicative Strategies in the Philosophy Culture of 19-20 centuries. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger"). Since 1997 has been head of Metapsychology and Psychoanalysis Theory Department at the Psychoanalysis Institute. From 1990 to 1998 was founder and head of the Postclassical Philosophy Researches Laboratory at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Since 1998 has been head of Analytical Anthropology Department at the Institute of Philosophy, RAS (Moscow, Russia). Delivered lectures and taught courses on philosophic and analytical anthropology at the Institute of Philosophy (Moscow, 1985-90), the Cornwell University (USA, 1988), the Duke University (USA, 1992), the Moscow State University (1992-93), the Strasburg University (France, 1994). From 1993 to 1994 as a guest teacher took part in the art project "Studio of Visual Anthropology" curated by V.Miziano (NCCA). During 1994-1995 was guest professor at the Scientific Humanitarian Centre in Northern Caroline (USA). Participated in international conferences in Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, France, USA, Russia, Germany, etc. Author of the following books: "Metaphysics of Landscape. Communicative Strategies in the Philosophic Culture of 19-20 centuries. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger" (1993), "Phenomenology of Body" (1995), "Expression and Sense" (1995), "Studio of Visual Anthropology" (2001), "Auto-bio-graphy" (2001), "Second Screen. S.Eisenstein and Cinematography of Violence" (2003). Also wrote articles on philosophy, psychoanalysis, art history, etc.






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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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