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Experiment: Life:

  • Keynes Library Birkbeck, University of London WC1H 0PD (map)

Experiment: Life: Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Experimental Architecture, and Andrew Webster, Professor in the Sociology of Science and Technology, discuss how what we call ‘life’ is problematized and reconsidered in the 21st century by looking at biosciences (stem cell, synthetic biology, nanotech) and life as a non-classical object.

Session 1: Rachel Armstrong, Vital semiotics: Life as a non-classical object

Session 2: Andrew Webster, Bio-objects and the biomanipulation of “life”: creating and ordering the unruly

18.00-20.30, Keynes Library

Artless is an AHRC funded project at Birkbeck led by Professor Carol Watts and Dr Ben Cranfield. Shaped by PhD students and early career researchers from a variety of research backgrounds, the ArtLess group explores ways to unite the Arts and sciences to promote new, innovative, collaborative research. One of the project’s outreach programmes includes creating research exhibitions for Touring Exhibitions and Bury Art Museum. The group is currently working on a virtual exhibition, which will be pitched in Japan in 2015.