Friday, May 31, 2013

Biotechnology as an art form?

I was really interested in the idea of biotechnology as an art form, and I think, in a  lot of ways, it really stretches the boundaries of what most of us might consider to be art. I found this article which talks about scientists growing unnatural 'living' things, such as tissue, cultivated from a few meager cells from another living creature. In the article it struck my particular interest that this scientist took cells from a frog and created what she called "steak," which was later on cooked up and eaten, while the frog watched happily from its cage. The scientist herself stated that "The piece forces viewers to consider all the life forms."
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