Taiwan at Ars Electronica (5 to 11 September, Linz)
Sheng-Ying Pao (TW)
CRISPR and the Art of Paper
Meet CRISPaper: paper made from CRISPR-altered crops. CRISPaper revisits the ancient Eastern craft of paper-making in light of current bioengineering techniques developed in Western labs. As the research and design of CRISPR-altered crops currently aim for sustainable agriculture in the developing world, the artist asks us to consider what that notion of sustainability might mean for each of us by drawing on the fragility of paper as a metaphor.
Aithne Sheng-Ying Pao leads teams in Asia and the US in studying the development of technology-enabled art and interdisciplinary innovation. Her work has won several major awards, including the iF Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award, the MIT TechX Innovation Prize and the London Design Museum’s “Best Design of the Year” designation. Sheng-Ying received her PhD from the MIT Media Lab, where she was designated MIT Cisco Fellow for two consecutive years and selected as the first MIT PhD Arts Scholar.
Textcredit: Ars Electronica