Pell, Richard

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Digital access to this material is pending artist's approval. Materials may be viewed onsite at the Goldsen Archive, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, Cornell University.

My work involves a cross-disciplinary approach to art, science and engineering combined with an interventionist pedagogical sensibility. I work closely and often collaboratively with engineers, repurposing current research so that unspoken assumptions of ethics and utility are rendered visible. This has placed me in the roll of being a bridge between engineering culture and sections of the public ranging from social activists to hobbyists and hackers.


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    2006 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Pell, Richard (2009-06-18T16:51:29Z)
    As a form of social sculpture that brings together divided cultural ideologies, I propose to produce a public mobile biotech-lab, "BioLab-l". The lab brings the actual tools and concepts of biotechnology, to specific audiences that have moral, ethical and political concerns the practice, but lack first-hand experience with the engineering of life forms.
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    2007 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Supplementary Material
    Pell, Richard (2009-03-31T20:24:29Z)
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    2007 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal
    Pell, Richard (2009-03-31T15:21:38Z)
    The Institute for Transgeneography is a new media art project whose primary objective is to create the world's first comprehensive map of engineered transgenic life. This project will exhibit the world's genetically engineered flora and fauna through the production of a graphical web database of transgenic life. The database uses a combination of nineteenth century animal engravings, scientific visualizations, animation and interactivity to present this story in a seductive and understandable manner. It will be used by concerned citizens, amateur scientists, journalists, activists, artists and anyone interested in finding out: What kinds of new organisms were created this year? How many were created for medicine? How many for the military? How many have been given, for example, a gene for herbicidal resistance. How many organisms now contain human DNA? Which ones were accidentally released to the environment?