[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.
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