Reich, Steve. “Three
Tales.” 14 Apr. 2003 http://www.stevereich.com/threetales_info.html
I chose this website because Reich discusses
many issues surrounding technological progress, genetic engineering.
I had never previously heard of biotechnology associated with an
opera, so this intrigued me. The human body is extremely limited.
I would love to upgrade myself. Kevin Warwick
Crickshank, Douglas. “Sexy monkeys and mutant
bunnies.” 30 September 2002. salon.com.
Crickshank writes and article and links
to the work of artist Laurie Hogin. I found her work to be fascinating
as it includes paintings of transgenic or “mutant” animals
and it predicts what future animal species will look like if deforestation
and pollution continue to exist. Like Piccinini, her work examines
the extreme effects of a cause, but its that absurdness that really
gets one thinking about what might happen in the future.
“Hotwired: Pop Gallery.”
2003. Wired Digital Inc. 22 April 2003 http://hotwired.lycos.com/gallery/96/25/b.html
This site displays the art of Taro Chiezo,
who uses sculptures and paintings to create mutant animals. He comments
in an article that he uses “cuteness” in his work, rather
than the usual seriousness that accompanies art because it is so
prevalent and important to society. I think he makes a strong statement
by doing so because it makes his work all the more disturbing. One
piece is of the body of a deer, minus the head, attached to a vacuum
cleaner and I immediately associated a deer with Bambi (cute, furry)
but then to see its head instead replaced with a machine left a