Alba Guestbook (2004)
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USA - Thursday, December 02, 2004 at 18:11:56 (CST)
Dear Eduardo. I am very interested in all of your work I have come across, especially your transgenic art projects. I am currently looking in detail at GFP bunny and was wondering if would be kind enough to take the time to answer a couple of questions for me. Firstly, I am not 100% certain of your aims. Was it simply to make the public more aware of genetic engineering? The discussions I have read all seem to stem around the ethics of actually planting the gene in the bunny, but I take it this is not what you really intended? You wanted it to go much deeper than this? I have read that you are trying to challenge peoples' preconceptions of "nature." How exactly does GFP bunny achieve this? One final debate I have been reading about is how is GFP bunny art? I am interested in the aesthetic values of the piece, but have read that this isn't really a concern for you...it is more about social value and acceptance. Is this correct? What is your definition of art and how does this project fit into that definition? Can you frame it in a historical context for me? Make any comparisons to other, perhaps older artists/theatre practitioners? I know there are quite a lot of questions, and I would be extremely grateful even if you only had time to answer one or two. Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing about more of your work in the future. Best wishes Natalie
Natalie Curston <N.Curston@exeter.ac.uk>
United Kingdom - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 15:15:12 (CST)
Quien se cree este tio que es para crear a Alba? y despues que hara? que no eres Dios baja a la Tierra
Santander, Espaa Espaa - Friday, November 26, 2004 at 09:40:42 (CST)
The experiment is not complete until Alba could be able to interact with her family!
Christian Selene Coria Monroy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mexico, D.F., Mex Mexico - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 12:46:36 (CST)
I believe that producing transgenic animals for the advancement of biotechnology and genetic engineering should be supported, however, as I do have sentiment for Professor Kac to have Alba come home, it is important to remember the consequences of her release into the public. This field needs to be further studied, so there can be the opportunity to socially live with transgenic animals.
Wesley Lyon <email@example.com>
Bristol, RI USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 04:26:08 (CST)
I had the misfortune to work with Eduardo a couple of years ago, whilst I was doing my Ph.D. I remember he regularly used to come into the lab, take one of our lab mice out of the cage, beat it to death and eat it raw. He was always going on about how the first thing he would do when he got Alba would be to kill her and have her stuffed. Eduardo Kac is a very, very evil man. I have proof that links him to the shooting of Dan Mcgrew and the Ode to the Haggis. He is cruel to children and it takes him two minutes to make one-minute muffins. He also votes Democraft, and smells. IT he got hold of Alba, he would turn her into weapons of mass destruction and sell her back to the French, who would in turn sell them to the shirt-head ay-rabs in the Middle East. Let that be a warning, fat Yankees.
George La-zeby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mushroom , UK, where history comes from - Friday, November 12, 2004 at 07:20:49 (CST)
Alba should come home.
Printer Ink <email@example.com>
USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 14:06:15 (CDT)
where is she now? shouldn't she be with a child?
USA - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 18:15:30 (CDT)
que Alba, como el amanecer es espererado despues de una larga noche, ilumine donde es mas querida
Rory Cobar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 00:46:44 (CDT)
Our society praises uniqueness! Let Alba live in her own right!
Stephanie Ghanem <email@example.com>
Montreal, PQ Canada - Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 13:21:58 (CDT)
Alba needs Kac.
Jean Fournier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Montreal, qc Canada - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 12:43:23 (CDT)
We Canadians think that Alba should be free to be her (?) groovy bunny self. All hopping and green in the praries. Just teach her some fierce karate mooves to ward off eagles (she'd be an easy target) and all will be well.
Townsville, Ont. Canada - Friday, September 24, 2004 at 21:16:54 (CDT)
Great website! However, I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.MARTIN
Martin Lamput <Martin Lamput>
- Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 02:12:27 (CDT)
I don't see what you have done as Art. It's entirely in the realm of the Freak sideshow. Everything you have said about your " art" could indeed be used to support such sideshows. Instead of poor Alba, why not your own child the next time round? And if you have objections to doing something like that to a child of yours, why do you think you had the right to do this to Alba?
USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 20:00:23 (CDT)
I assume that this page is a joke, but just incase it is not THIS IS LIDICROUS! If you want a special bunny, go adopt one of the thousands wasting away in shelters because their owners and breeders were irresponsible.
USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 07:52:25 (CDT)
I think ALBA is wonderful, and she needs you to cuddle her.
Jo Ann Caplin <email@example.com>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 14:27:36 (CDT)
POZDROWIENIA DLA ALBY
Bogus"awa Zatorska <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pszczyna, --------------------------------- Poland - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 12:59:08 (CDT)
AS SOMEONE EARLIER SAID PERFECTLY:
Every creature has the capacity for joy and also for sadness. Please let Alba go home so she may live the remainder of her life as a loved member of her family rather than simply a lab animal.
USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 17:25:23 (CDT)
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USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 11:48:57 (CDT)
nice site i really like it
la, ca usa - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 09:09:36 (CDT)
well, THAT was certainly a good lecture at USF. why'd they take the punk-bunny away? poor little thing must be terribly confused and afraid. i am sorry to hear about it. last week i dreamed of pastel kittens. last night about glowing green angora sweaters harvested like wool from whole populations of bunny-rabbits. the marketting implications boggle the mind. as for the genesis gene, well, i'm sorry to say i could not swallow it no matter how hard i tried. that king james stuff is a translation of a translation of a translation, and very unreliable. now if you'd used the origional Hebraic phonemes and gone from there, maybe i could beleive in it, Mr. i remember the robots from when i was seven or eight in elementary school. this is in the mid-seventies. but i only saw them as glorified remote control cars. alas, by then i had become jaded from all that tv. my daughter's teachers do not believe that your bunny exists. that sums up american educational systems, yes? so many closed minds. so few intellectual pioneers. the vegans are up in arms, too. animal rights, messing with nature, as if as a species we've not been doing that all along. take a good look at cattle, that's what i say, selectively bred all the beneficial nutrients right out of them in favor of taste. messing with nature is in our nature. it's one of the defining charectoristics of homo-so-called-sapiens. please accept my condolences on the loss of your family member, Alba.
USA - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 05:39:21 (CDT)
Is Alba still not home? She is beautiful, and as you know, rabbits are very unique and sometimes difficult characters, making them challenging and unforgettable companions. I love the pictures of Alba, your magical artwork, and am astounded by the scope and breadth of your extraordinary scholarship. Best, mantra
mantra plonsey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
el cerrito, CA USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 16:36:59 (CDT)
how wondeful is edouardo worlds...alba as long as you're alive my imagination becomes reality .adn dna code and poetry of living does she have babies???
toulouse, france - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 06:14:21 (CDT)
Just want to express my support for Alba after reading about it in the magazine "Wiedza i Zycie" (Knowledge and Life)". Good luck!
Poland - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 11:28:49 (CDT)
Alba's imprisonment would never be tolerated in San Francisco! Mr. Kac, you're a hero to all of us
Barry Iteme <email@example.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Monday, June 21, 2004 at 11:14:03 (CDT)
I think it's a stupid project. You've meddled with the genetic code, who do you think you are, God?
USA - Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 20:34:23 (CDT)
FREE ALBA NOW!
Oakland, CA USA - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 13:34:39 (CDT)
Free alba let the green bunny live without exile
gabriel britz <gbritz.ucsd.edu>
SAN DIEGO, CA USA - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 18:54:32 (CDT)
Free Alba! Dont let this creature stay in the hands of scientists experimenting on her. All the esperimentation has been done in the beguining - this creature muust be able to have a normal life.
Matosinhos, Portugal - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 17:08:01 (CDT)
I just saw the Genesis exhibit. I am concerned about Alba's quality of life. Do the people at the lab love her? Do they take her outside to play in the grass, or she she sitting idly and alone in a cold, sterile cage? Does she get to meet other bunnies or other animals? Part of the artist's concept was to interact with her and provide her a loving home; she was not created to be a lonely freak in a cage. I fear the lab is treating her as a commodity and not a living creature who deserves a full life.
St. Paul, MN USA - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 14:40:13 (CDT)
There is a great collection of genome art here, including an article on Alba. Nicely done.
Washington, DC USA - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 09:37:06 (CDT)
Hi! This is a really nice Website, I enjoyed surfing on :) Beside that i found some very interesting infos here - thx a lot! and of course - free alba! sue
Stockholm, Sweden - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 18:33:19 (CDT)
I hope you and your little friend are reunited very soon!
April Swieconek <Aswieconek@aol.com>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:53:44 (CDT)
Save the bunny!
USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 18:41:51 (CDT)
Yes, Alba come home!!!
USA - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 09:26:58 (CDT)
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Baltimore, MD USA - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 18:34:54 (CDT)
Alba should come home to Mr. Kac. Beyond the debate on whether a life in a domestic family setting is any 'better' than one spent in a laboratory, Alba should be at home because any artist should have the right to possess his/her art. Artists cannot have full ownership of the meaning of their work, but they do have a right to have the work in their possession if they so choose. I also think Albas presence within the setting of the family is a vital element of the project.
April Hoff <email@example.com>
Boise, ID USA - Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 14:43:18 (CDT)
I think the dialogic here is wonderful, however, I believe E. Kac has acted irresponsibly with Alba. To what end has Alba been altered? Was there another, less obtrusive way to begin this dialogic? Nevertheless.... Alba should be with someone who loves her. Free Alba!
trina smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
boise, id USA - Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 12:41:35 (CDT)
USA - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 17:49:57 (CDT)
I find Alba - I don't know how to say it in english - "knuffig". Not only our minds should be free!
Lüneburg, Germany - Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 19:28:53 (CDT)
i read about the transgenic rabbit that glowed and was wondering if i could volunteer to be the first bioluminescent human. I have always wanted to be able to glow and am quite serious. I am sure we could come to an arrangment that would be mutually beneficial. Yours faithfully,
Brendan Sartori <email@example.com>
Ballarat, Australia - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 15:22:06 (CDT)
Where do you live, Eduardo, wife and daughter? Your bunny needs to come to Los Angeles, where plastic surgery is making many women into new life forms, that are not transgenic but certainly unlike life as we used to know it.
Kyle Roderick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, April 09, 2004 at 23:38:49 (CDT)
What a beautiful Bunny!
Thomas Hacker <email@example.com>
N. St. Paul, MN USA - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 22:16:38 (CDT)
fluorescent animal rights!
Cary Allen Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Raeford, NC USA - Thursday, April 01, 2004 at 01:13:28 (CST)
One of my theachers at my University told me about Alba and Eduardo Kac´s projects. I think they are all amazing. But I have to confess that Alba is my favourite one!!! Alba come home!!!
Mariana Franchini <email@example.com>
Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil - Thursday, March 11, 2004 at 09:25:37 (CST)
HEY, PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THERE ARE SOCIAL WEBSITES,AND CHATROOMS, FOR ARTISTS, TO GET TOGETHER!!! C'MON, HELP ME FIND OHTER FRIENDLY ARTIST ON THIS GREEN BUNNY'S WEBSITE,AND HELP ME FIND SOME CHATROOMS,AND SOCIAL NETS OF ARTISTS, BESIDES THIS GREEN BUNNY'S MAKER. STICK THE GREEN BUNNY WITH EASTER, OTHERWISE KEEP THEM IN THE BARN YARD. EMAIL ME, IF YOU'RE AN ARTIST, AND WANT TO CHAT, OR KNOW OF ARTISTS' CHATTING, OR EMAILING WEBSITES. THANKS, GREEN BUNNY, YOU ARE REALLY ART. (I THINK.)
Concord CA, CA USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 07:41:29 (CST)
What would Alba want? As a manmade creation that has not known any form of life except that of living under the care of people. Where was Alba appreciated for her self, as a sentient living being, regardless of her ability to glow? Where ever that is, that is where Alba should go.
Minneapolis, MN USA - Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 13:21:44 (CST)
Please allow Alba to come home and live with Kac and his family.
P D Park <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CA USA - Sunday, March 07, 2004 at 03:28:34 (CST)
I have been trying to find ways to get my students in 8th grade
science interested in Genetics. I think this will interest them and get
Joshua Kraus <email@example.com>
South Windsor, CT USA - Friday, February 27, 2004 at 13:00:56 (CST)
green bunnies free
luciano maggiore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
italy - Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 20:11:12 (CST)
please bring alba to the windy city
chicago, ill USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 17:31:09 (CST)
send alba home... to me!
vancouver, canada - Friday, February 13, 2004 at 05:42:00 (CST)
Come home Alba!
Bastia, vu USA - Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 13:59:34 (CST)
let him come home, he should be free to be with his family. you
have no right to keep him from Eduardo, it was his project....
eugene, or USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 00:15:19 (CST)
alba come home
Adriana Ospina <email@example.com>
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 19:12:19 (CST)
i also wanted to express my wish that a fully functioning flourescent
gene be applied to children and late night jaywalkers such as drunks. mandatorily.
i know that's not liable to happen, but it is nice to think about. and
whoever took this man's pet bunny, shame on you, you self-righteous cruel
person(s)! think how you'd feel if someone stole your babies' pet! send
her back to her home.
again alicey alys <firstname.lastname@example.org>
tampa, fl USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 18:07:43 (CST)
well, THAT was certainly a good lecture at USF. why'd they take
the punk-bunny away? poor little thing must be terribly confused and afraid.
i am sorry to hear about it. last week i dreamed of pastel kittens. last
night about glowing green angora sweaters harvested like wool from whole
populations of bunny-rabbits. the marketting implications boggle the mind.
as for the genesis gene, well, i'm sorry to say i could not swallow it
no matter how hard i tried. that king james stuff is a translation of a
translation of a translation, and very unreliable. now if you'd used the
origional Hebraic phonemes and gone from there, maybe i could beleive in
it, Mr. i remember the robots from when i was seven or eight in elementary
school. this is in the mid-seventies. but i only saw them as glorified
remote control cars. alas, by then i had become jaded from all that tv.
my daughter's teachers do not believe that your bunny exists. that sums
up american educational systems, yes? so many closed minds. so few intellectual
pioneers. the vegans are up in arms, too. animal rights, messing with nature,
as if as a species we've not been doing that all along. take a good look
at cattle, that's what i say, selectively bred all the beneficial nutrients
right out of them in favor of taste. messing with nature is in our nature.
it's one of the defining charectoristics of homo-so-called-sapiens. please
accept my condolences on the loss of your family member, Alba.
alicey alys pleasance liddell <email@example.com>
tampa, fl USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 17:55:58 (CST)
I love bunnies with all my heart, and feel that all bunnies, green
or not, should have a loving home to live a full life in. Alba deserves
more than anything to have this and is still a real and heathy bunny with
a special quality. FREE HER! SHE DESERVES TO BE LOVED AND CARED FOR IN
Maeri Hedstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 23:41:20 (CST)
I'd like to see some picture of Alba but I can't find them on the
internet. Is there a site showing pictures of the Bunny?
Italy - Monday, January 19, 2004 at 19:51:21 (CST)
April D <email@example.com>
Pickering, ON Canada - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 03:34:47 (CST)
I believe Mr. Kac's rabbitt, Alba, rightfully belongs
with him in Chicago! Kac's creation of Alba proved that every aspect of
the animal experience is art, right down to DNA.
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 22:21:57 (CST)
Dear Dogirl, I think you're mistaken. Who are YOU to say that this or that family ir more or less liberating? Where did you get this idea from, anyway? Nobody here ever said so. Don't you appreciate the companionship of those who you love? Eduardo does not offer me patriarchal domination, assimilation into nuclear culture, or eventual throwaway in consumer society . The poor guy is just trying to get me home! Do you have a home, dogirl? I don't. Instead, here I'm, in a cold cage, alone, wasting my time responding to these silly neo-marxistoid emails. Where's my carrot?
France - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 11:40:46 (CST)
hey Eduardo, why not set yourself free from the expectation that
family living is somehow liberating? for who? and from what? you offer
Alba patriarchal domination, assimilation into nuclear culture, eventual
throwaway in consumer society . . . otherwise why would you need her to
be not simply a laboratory freak but also female and a member of a species
living on the pet/meat line?
USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 11:38:07 (CST)
Dude, In terms of Kantian Deontology, I totally dig your Categorical Imperatives. Rad!
USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2004 at 07:25:12 (CST)
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