Perceptions of Promise: Art as a Vehicle for Science Communication
Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art is an interdisciplinary project that brings together a group of internationally recognized artists and social commentators to produce a body of original art work and accompanying essays exploring the complex legal, ethical and social issues associated with advancements made in life science technologies with a particular focus on stem cell research. The initiative is organized by brothers Tim and Sean Caulfied, Canada Research Chairs in Law and Art at the University of Alberta. [Sean's work is pictured at top left of this post. See more of his work here.]
After debuting in Edmonton two years ago, the exhibit went on to show in New York City at the Chelsea Museum of Art and is now on its way back to Edmonton. The Caulfied brothers produced the video below to explain their vision, collaboration, and the themes behind the exhibit. You will definitely want to take a look.
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