Body Builders: Living Systems as Art Media (SEN)
This course explores the crossover collaborative of bioengineering and art, presenting the notion of bioengineering as an artistic practice. A creative portrayal has the potential to humanize this highly technical field. Advancements in the field of biotechnology are examined as potential tools to not only improve health care, but also as an art medium. The course material exposes students to organisms manipulated in an imaginative context and consider how these artistic ventures may affect public perception of emerging biomedical technologies.