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Paul Vanouse

Professor of Art, Director of Coalesce Center for Biological Art, University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY

“I’m a bio media artist. And what that means is I work self-reflexively, with the tools and technologies of the life sciences.” 

In Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, Paul Vanouse, provides an overview of his work as a bio media artist. As Director of the newly created Coalesce Center for Biological Art at the University at Buffalo, Vanouse works with artists and philosophers and people who wouldn’t normally have a direct connection to do create work in a life sciences laboratory, and is actively engaged with Coalesce’s artist residency program. Vanouse’s own work has recently focused on DNA fingerprinting, removing the inherent layers of authority from DNA with an interest in the very visual representation of DNA. His recent projects, Latent Figure Protocol and Ocular Revision use molecular biology techniques to challenge “genome-hype” and to confront issues surrounding DNA fingerprinting. 

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Stem Cell Art

BY IRWIN ADAM EYDELNANT
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 27, 2012

Irwin Adam is a chemical engineer, but all of his friends are designers. After a crazy journey through Siberia, he moved to Toronto from Montreal. Inspired by his designer friends, he's turning 2D stem cells into microscopic 3D art.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 27, 2013.

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30,000 Foot View of Biology

BY BRITT WRAY
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Britt Way, a radio documentray producer in Toronto, uses her biologist background and radio skills to talk about the development of biology today, especially concerning deextinction. As many of us know, we are living in the Sixth Extinction and our need to play God is more pressing then ever. She shows solutions to right the wrongs that we have created in several interesting and unconventional ways. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2014.

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Sometimes it's the Little Things that Matter: Finding Practical Solutions to Simple Problems

BY MATTHEW COPELAND
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2014

Matthew Copeland, co-founded Gel Combs LLC with Brandon Walker and Ben Cox, medical physics students at UW. Together they took the idea of makeing a more practical gel comb for DNA electrophoresis and turned it into a company making and selling gel combs for life scientists. This presentation will describe how working with scientists helped him develop a practical solution to a simple problem.

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Artist Residency Program

BY TATSUHIKO MURATO
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Tatsuhiko Murato talks about the artist residency program in Japan and Europe. He present to us the many achievements of the students in these art programs

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Understanding Cancer

BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"We believe by doing this basic research in our lab that we can have new ways of preventing cancer."

In "Understanding Cancer" from St. Neots Vol 3, scientist at Cambridge University, Kelly Holmes breaks down what cancer is, why it develops and what laboratories, like the one she works in are doing to fight the disease.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015.

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Varbergs DNA och karaktär

BY HÅKAN CULLBERG
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 23, 2015

Arkitekten och visionären, tillika Kreativ ledare för stadsutvecklingsprojektet i Varberg, Håkan Cullberg delar frikostigt med sig av Varbergs karaktär och framtid när en ny stadsdel växer fram och järnvägen grävs ner i tunnel. 

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When Art and Science Collide

BY YOKO SHIMIZU
@ VOL 132 ON JAN 27, 2016

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’”

In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, February 6th, 2016. 

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Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab

BY KATIE YURKEWICZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

"The sculpture that straddles the lab's entrance appears symmetrical when viewed from below but asymmetrical from all over views, reflecting the view of broken symmetry that is crucial in modern physics."

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory looks like no other science lab on Earth—thanks to the vision of founding director Robert Wilson and artist Angela Gonzales. Under their aesthetic direction, architecture, sculpture, color, and design combined to produce a lab that was revolutionary for its time. In Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 5Katie Yurkewicz shows off another side of the legendary physics lab.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2017.

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.