Life Science

VIDEO: Bioart in action

How Project Orange combines biotechnology and design to push the boundaries of art

February 7, 2016
Artist Shane Boddington experiments with the latest technology and scientific tools to create engaging new projects. [Image credit: Knvul Sheikh and Sandy Ong]

Biological processes have fascinated artists for centuries. Yet, it wasn’t until recently that artists and scientists started collaborating to create “bioart” using living organisms and tissues in unique ways.

In this video, Scienceline takes a look at bioart through the lens of one particular project at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Here, artist Shane Boddington and biologist Sebastian Cocioba explain what creating bioart really involves and how artists experimenting in the lab can expand the realm of scientific understanding.

Video produced by Knvul Sheikh and Sandy Ong.

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About the Author

Sandy hails from sunny Singapore where she earned a B.S. in life sciences. She then moved to London for a M.S. in forensic science before deciding testing crime scene samples wasn’t as cool as it sounded. After spending some years as a medical writer, she moved across the pond to further her love for science writing.

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