Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art

Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art

by Sean Caulfield
     
 

The rapid advances currently being made in biomedical research are challenging the ways we view our bodies and the environment. Perceptions of Promise arose from a workshop that brought together internationally recognized artists and biomedical scholars and scientists to explore questions surrounding stem cell research, public perceptions of biotechnology,

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Overview

The rapid advances currently being made in biomedical research are challenging the ways we view our bodies and the environment. Perceptions of Promise arose from a workshop that brought together internationally recognized artists and biomedical scholars and scientists to explore questions surrounding stem cell research, public perceptions of biotechnology, and the parallels and differences between creative and scientific practices.

Perceptions of Promise includes artworks created in response to the workshop coupled with articles by world-renowned scholars and medical researchers. It offers a compelling glimpse into a unique collaboration between scientists, scholars, and artists in a visually engaging publication that challenges the reader to consider the possibilities of biotechnology and stem cell research.

University of Washington Press

Editorial Reviews

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"There is a general tone of reflection, inquiry, and curiosity at work in this book which, when coupled with handsomely-produced imagery, could make this book particularly appealing to artists and non-artists alike." -Rosemary K. J. Davis, ARLIS/NA Reviews, March/April 2012
ARLIS/NA Reviews - Rosemary K. J. Davis
There is a general tone of reflection, inquiry, and curiosity at work in this book which, when coupled with handsomely-produced imagery, could make this book particularly appealing to artists and non-artists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780969989844
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Pages:
98
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sean Caulfield is professor and Canada Research Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. Curtis Gillespie is the author of four books including the memoir Playing Through and the novel Crown Shyness. Timothy Caulfield is research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. The contributors include Gail Geller, Jane Kaye, and Eric Meslin among others. The artists represented include Derek Besant, Shona McDonald, Marilene Oliver, and others.

University of Washington Press

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