[NetBehaviour] Critical Art Ensemble on the import of garage biology today.

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Fri Nov 12 15:16:09 CET 2010


Critical Art Ensemble on the import of garage biology today.

Steve Kurtz interviewed by Alessandro Delfanti:

The Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) is a collective of artists and activists 
based in the USA that work on the boundaries between science, technology 
and radical politics. In 2004 Steve Kurtz, one of the members of CAE, 
was arrested by the FBI under the charge of bioterrorism after the 
police found the home lab and the bacteria cultures that were used for 
CAE projects on the politics of biotechnology. Their book Molecular 
Invasion theorized the use of do-it-yourself biology as a tool to 
challenge the structures of power within the biotech industry and the 
role of biotechnology in today's capitalist societies. In this 
interview, Kurtz explores the differences between CAE and the emergent 
movement of garage biology -- such as the DIYbio network -- its 
political role and its future.

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/critical-art-ensemble-garage-biology-today/2010/11/12 

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