Pavel Tischenko (b.1947, Moscow, Russia) ::: Article

Philosopher, specialist in bioethics. In 1972 graduated from 2nd Moscow Medical Institute, Department of Medicine and Biology, doctor-biochemist; between 1975-1978 was post-graduate student at the Institute of Philosophy. In 2002 received his PhD degree. From 1975 to 1984 worked as a senior research editor at the Head Editorial of Big Medical Encyclopedia, the Academy of Medical Sciences USSR. From 1984 worked at the Institute of Philosophy, the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), since 2002 has been senior research officer. Since has been 1994 lecturer at the Department of Medicine, the Moscow State University (the course "Introduction into Biomedical Ethics"), and since 1998 - senior lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, the Moscow State University (the course "Philosophic Anthropology and Biotechnologies"). Author of numerous publications on bioethics, incl. such books and manuals as "Introduction into Bioethics" (Moscow, 1998), "Biopower in the Age of Biotechnologies" (Moscow, 2001), etc. Publications in international periodicals: "Human Being", "Problems of Philosophy", "Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics", "Bulletin of Medical Ethics", and others. Since 1992 has been editorial staff member of the magazine "Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics and Ethics Committees" (Cambridge). Member of the bureau at the Russian National Committee on Bioethics RAS (from 1993). Also adviser on the following bills: "Patients' Rights Law" (1995), "Bioethics Law" (Russian State Duma [Parliament], 1998). Held lectures and presentations at numerous conferences in Russia and abroad, incl. France, Spain, USA, Hungary and others. Received a number of grants for researches in the field of bioethics (Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation, Russian Foundation for Basic Research). Worked on probations in different institutions in USA and Great Britain.






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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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