Can good art 'die'? Can living beings be made into art ethically? Do we look away when living things are destroyed in the name of science, but not art? Do researchers and artists face the same ethical scrutiny?
Join us for a special discussion on science, art, ethics, and the sparks (and inspirations) that arise when the three combine. A must-see for anyone interested in cutting-edge use of biological materials, this panel discussion will bring together world leaders at the interface of science, art, and ethics.
The panelists will address the ethical problems raised by using living material in art, the ethical hurdles of exhibiting with human tissue, and many more questions raised by the combination of new medical and artistic technologies.
Featured panelists include:
Oron Catts, Co-founder of SymbioticA and previous exhibitor of 'Victimless Leather' at Science Gallery:
Dr Steven Potter, the Georgia Tech Professor involved with Silent Barrage:
The panel will be chaired by Michael John Gorman, Founding Director of Science Gallery
This event is part of the 2011 Trinity Arts Festival.