North Troy Subject Inversion Center
Remember the OJ Simpson case? This talk will creatively counter mass-media dramatizations that misinform the public, and provide the conceptual tools to understand current issues surrounding use of DNA imaging and databasing with artist Paul Vanouse. Just as the term DNA fingerprinting has led to misinformation regarding its efficacy, DNA evidence is also hyperbolized in popular culture. The "CSI effect" is a reference to the phenomenon of shows such as the CSI franchise overstating the accuracy of forensic techniques, and exaggerating the abilities of forensic science.
About Paul Vanouse's work:
Since the early 1990s his artwork has addressed complex issues raised by varied new techno-sciences using these very techno-sciences as a medium. His artworks have included data collection devices that examine the ramifications of polling and categorization, genetic experiments that undermine scientific constructions of race and identity, and temporary organizations that playfully critique institutionalization and corporatization. These "Operational Fictions" are hybrid entities--simultaneously real things and fanciful representations--intended to resonate in the equally hyper-real context of the contemporary electronic landscape.
Part of the "Bioart in an Industrial Wasteland" project.
Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents!
for more information about Paul Vanouse and his work, please visit http://www.paulvanouse.com/
Monday, October 21st 2013 at 7pm
The Sanctuary for Independent Media
3361 6th Ave, Troy NY
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3361 6th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
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