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.

About the Author

Knvul Sheikh

Knvul Sheikh grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayas and sustained by Pakistani cuisine. A fascination for the natural world and travel brought her to the University of California, San Diego for a B.S. in molecular biology. She spent a few years doing research there and then in Singapore before stumbling into freelancing for the Singapore Scientist. When not planning her next big trip, Knvul enjoys running and experimenting with green smoothies.


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