What if art could truly create biological life? | Eduardo Kac | TEDxVienna
For nearly four decades Eduardo Kac has been asking himself “What if…?” In 1982 he asked: “What if poetry could be created with a syntax of disruptive events, exploring written language beyond the linearity and rigidity that characterize its printed form?” He has used holography and digital media to develop this new kind of poetry. In 1986 he asked: “What if art could become a dialogical experience in which remote individuals interconnected worldwide through the network which would project their presence at distance via telerobots?” He thus created telepresence art. Moving into the twenty-first century he asked: “What if we could realize the ultimate dream of art and truly create biological life?” Eduardo has been developing bio art since 1997.
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. His artistic practice explores the boundaries between the human and the non-human, the living and the non-living, the local and the remote.
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