Bio Art

The work of Eduardo Kac, a “bioartist” from Brazil, deals with concepts in bioengineering and translating between different languages. In our projects we have used code to produce visual art in Processing, what Kac does translates through techniques such as manipulating sequences of DNA to create modified life forms that are viewed as artwork.

Below is the link to a piece called Genesis, an installation in which Kac translates a sentence from the Bible from English to Morse Code to a genetic sequence, which in turn influences and and manipulates real bacteria:

http://www.ekac.org/geninfo2.html

For more details on this translation process:

http://www.ekac.org/geninfo.html

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