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Ben Waddington

Historian, Self employed in Birmingham

Art in the Biogenetic Age

PRESENTED ON MAR 13, 2017
IN BIRMINGHAM @ VOL 17

Laurie Ramsell talks about his sculptural work and the creation of a 'Pseudo-Siren' from bacterial cellulose and human hair, which featured at the Birmingham Open Media - 'Genecraft: Art in the Biogenetic Age'.

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Mata is Meta-Data: Mapping the Anthropolithic Age

BY SOLOMON ENOS
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2015

Solomon Enos received his first commission as a sixth grader, illustrating curriculum for lower grade levels at Makaha Elementary School. From there he illustrated books such as Na Akua Hawai`i (The Gods and Goddesses of Hawai`i), and The centennial edition of The Epic Tales of Hi`iakaikapoliopele to name a couple. Solomon is also known for large scale murals at various public schools and private venues. His most recent project, “Polyfantastica”, has been published and Solomon continues working on another life-long project called “Mata” that he hopes may unify all the global mythologies and theologies into the final human narrative, hosted as an International Public Game, in line with the Public Radio and Television.

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What Sculpture Gives to Me, What I Hope Sculpture Can Give to Everyone

BY BILL MCGRATH
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

Contemplating retirement after successive careers as an attorney then city administrator in his hometown of Batavia, Illinois, Bill McGrath has begun pursuing his love for art, specifically working in metal sculpture. Sculpture, like any artistic endeavor, presents the opportunity to express oneself to others, but also requires some emotional distance to remain true to one’s visions. He also shows how public art, sculpture in particular, can add to a community’s sense of place by speaking to values, history, and universal experiences, such as fear.

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Complicating Things: Experimenting with Authority

BY PAUL VANOUSE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

“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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Industrial Sculpture

BY JOE HENSEL
IN PITTSBURGH, PA

Joe Hensel, horder of industrial artifacts, talks about his recent projects and industrial sculpture. 

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Art in the Biogenetic Age

BY LAURIE RAMSELL
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 13, 2017

Laurie Ramsell talks about his sculptural work and the creation of a 'Pseudo-Siren' from bacterial cellulose and human hair, currently being exhibited at Birmingham Open Media. How can art lean from scientific research, and perhaps vice versa?

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Fractals in Biology and Medicine

BY RASHA ABU EID
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rasha Abu Eid offers an exploration of how fractals are used in biology and medical research.

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From Stone Age to Pwn Age

BY RANDY ROSE
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

What do anthropolgy and computers have in common? Apparently quite a lot when you throw humans into the mix. Randy Rose never imagined his passion to follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones would lead him to having expertice in cybersecurity. Turns out us humans are still the same after all those millennia.

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Bacteria and water voles: A model system to help us understand disease

BY RICHARD HASSALL
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Richard Hassall presents his work on water voles in the North East of Scotland.

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SPACES Sculpture Trail

BY LISA BOLLINGER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Lisa Bollinger has been with Arts Huntsville for over four years and has served several roles, including her current position as Events Manager. Lisa coordinates events to include Concerts in the Park, Art Tour of Homes, the Monte Sano Arts Festival and Panoply and the most recent iteration of the SPACES Sculpture Trail in 2016, now getting ready for the next round in 2018.  Lisa doesn’t consider herself an artist but embraces and enjoys coordinating and organizing art events and supporting and working closely with artists.