In the beginning, she aimed at art and science. She proposed to narrow down what we understand about art since the idea of art is too broad. It would be more practical to talk about art if we choose specific fields and perspectives of art. Then Maria focused on scientific art.
-- 3D Printer technologyShe asked questions such that in order to manipulate machines, how much do we have to know science? By reading papers? Going to seminars? And How deep should we know science? She gave an example of DIY movement, which aroused my thinking over art production and humanities. Whether should I study more about technologies before I use them? To create better artistic works, do I just need to understand how to use the machines or should I also know the principles behind how those machines function? Besides, Maria led us to think about the natures and artifacts in art production. She presented many questions like how much natures are in art and how should we deal with nature and artifacts in order to let us think over the philosophical side of art production.
Later on, Maria showed us the project of Arabidopsis thaliana AG. GUS is a plant, an organism. This project works on flowers and tends to produce the mutant of flowers - superflower. The project plays with the idea of beauty.
Meanwhile, there are another biotech art using maize as bio artifact. They has a community to work on transgenetic corns, put the corns in glass and observe behaviors under different circumstances.
Maris is talking about a meat game.
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