Some of the coolest and weirdest uses of biotechnology are from artists' studios rather than scientists' labs. Amanda Schaffer at Slate has put together a slide show of biotech art, which ranges from green-glowing rabbits to images made with DNA.
For more biotech art, check out the web sites of some of the featured artists:
- Joe Davis, a research affiliate of the MIT biology department, whose specialty is "Genesthetics." Davis is also involved in the Biopresence project, which involves inserting the DNA of your deceased loved ones into memorial apple trees.
- Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr run the Tissue Culture & Art Project, which include the Pig Wings tissue sculpture (pictured above)
- Natalie Jeremijenko has created cloned "OneTrees," the "OOZ" alternative zoo where animals and humans interact, and is the creator of the cool-looking (but not recently updated) Biotech Hobbyist Magazine.