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Design by Sequence

“Hats off to DNA”
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Genetic Art Proposal

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Some of my links on the topic of genetic arts:

    Freitas, Robert A. “Nanomedicine.” 2002. 15 April 2003
This page was devoted to the idea of nanomedicine, the idea the human and biological systems can be repaired on a molecular level using tiny engineered nanodevices. The page is filled with prototypes and designs for the possible look and function of each nanostructure and comes with the type of ailment it could help with. Nanomachines were first hypothesized in 1959 and continue to be designed and studied even now. Controllable microscale robots used as healers could give new power to physicians on a cellular level.

    Yahoo search terms: virtual art and science
Baumann, Urs. “Virtual Color Museum.” 1999.

Color systems is a very informative online source that compiles all the different "color theories and systems" of 59 great thinkers, including Aristotle and Plato. These color theories are basically different ways to map out all the colors in the spectrum. The beginning proposals were drawings of color circles, triangles, or pyramids. Each different suggestion for a way of laying out all visible colors on a continuum comes with an explanation behind what the creator of it was thinking. The introduction tried to draw a link between art and the science of color. It said that each progressive color system was striving towards perfection, or the ideal way to catalogue color. This progression is what they feel represents our societies own strive toward applying our own analysis over everything in nature, and they feel that this is the essence of science. The many attempts, they feel, tell us that perhaps we should just accept things instead of making them more puzzling. I'm glad I read the foreword, because I doubt I would have been able to make such a connection without it.
    Yahoo search terms: science cartoons
Kim, Nick. “Science Cartoons.”
After looking at many pages of art making a statement about science, it occurred to me that it didn't always have to be a serious elaborate work to still convey a message. This site, along with other sites I saw with scientific cartoons often gave a cynical look at biotechnology. Some of them made fun of the scientists who tried to patent parts of the DNA genome, and other cartoons made fun of genetic engineering and transgenic animals. The cartoons may seem silly, but they are important because they depict what we think is funny, ridiculous, or strange at this time period. In several years, some of the technological advances that we thought were ludicrous and drew cartoons about, may become something completely normal or commonplace. When this happens, we can look back at the comics and have a record of what we used think or hold valuable.