GFP Bunny - Public Debates

This list only includes formal debates. The list does not include lectures by Eduardo Kac with audience discussion.


Le lapin Fluorescent (The Fluorescent Rabbit)

June 24, 2000

A debate presented by the festival Avignon Numérique, at the cultural center Grenier à Sel, Avignon, France.

Hosted by Louis Bec and Eduardo Kac, with open participation of the public.


Art, Science and Free Speech: The Work of Eduardo Kac

September 18, 2000

A symposium presented by the Institute for Law and the Humanities and the Institute for Science, Law and Technology.

Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois

Introduction and Overview : Lori Andrews, professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and director, Institute for Science, Law and Technology and Sarah Harding, assistant professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, and co-director, Institute for Law and the Humanities.

Panelists: Eduardo Kac (artist), Stuart Newman (professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College, member of the board of directors of the Council for Responsible Genetics), Christiane Paul (curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art and lecturer, School of Visual Arts, New York), Sheldon Nahmod (Distinguished Professor of Chicago-Kent College of Law, expert on constitutional law, the First Amendment, civil rights, and the law of Section 1983, co-director of Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Humanities).

More information: Archived webcast of the symposium "Art, Science and Free Speech: The Work of Eduardo Kac".


The fluorescent bunny: The latest on biotechnology---from transgenic art to Bt corn

September 20, 2000

Televised debate, Chicago Tonight with Phil Ponce, Channel 11, Chicago

Guests:

John Beske, Co-founder, Sustain

Fr. Kevin FitzGerald, Researcher and bioethicist, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Medical Center

Bruce Chassy, Associate Director of the Biotechnology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

More information: Chicago Tonight Archive


Art, Ethics, and Genetic Engineering: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac

November 6, 2000

Duke University, Levine Science Research Center, Love Auditorium

Sponsored by: Duke Department of Art & Art History; Center for Genome Ethics, Law and Policy; Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory; Center for International Studies; Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities; Kenan Institute for Ethics; and the Vice-Provost's Office for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Lecturer: Eduardo Kac, Associate Professor of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Respondents:  Kalman Bland (Professor of Religion, Director of Judaic Studies Program, Duke), Elizabeth Kiss (Director of Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics. She is also Associate Professor of the Practice of Political Science and Philosophy), Joseph Nevins (James B. Duke Professor of Genetics and Chair of the Department of Genetics, Duke), Jeremy Sugarman (Director of Duke's Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities.  He is also an associate professor with dual appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Philosophy). Organizer and Moderator:  Edward Shanken (Art historian and Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Sciences, Duke).

More information: <http://www.duke.edu/~giftwrap/Kac.html>


Behold, Alba; Genetically modified glow Bunny sparks a debate between its creator, SAIC professor Eduardo Kac, and students

November 2000

Written debate between Eduardo Kac and students from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Thompson, Nato. (ed). "Behold, Alba; Genetically modified glow Bunny sparks a debate between its creator, SAIC professor Eduardo Kac, and students", F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, November 2000, pp. 13-15.

More information: <http://www.ekac.org/fdeb.html>


Le Bio Art en Question

December 11, 2000

Televised debate, Paris Première channel (French national broadcast). Program: Rive Droite, Rive Gauche. Host: Thierry Ardisson. Reporter: Dorothée Woillez. Broadcast twice on December 11, 2000. Rebroadcast twice on December 12, 2000.

Guests:

Eduardo Kac, artist

André Langaney, geneticist and professor of Theories and Mechanisms of Evolution, National Museum of Natural History (Paris) and University of Geneva. Author of "La Philosphie... biologique".

Jacques Arnould, Agronomist and theologian. Dominican Friar and author of books on science and religion, such as "Darwin, Teilhard de Chardin et Cie. L'Eglise et l'évolution du vivant" and "La dispute sur le vivant".

Patrice Carmouze, journalist and television host


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Art, Ethics, and Biotechnology: The 8th Day and the Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac

October 25, 2001

Neeb Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Moderator: Dan Collins, artist, Arizona State University

Discussants:

Eduardo Kac, artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Joan McGregor, philosopher, Arizona State University

Tanya Augsburg, performance scholar, Arizona State University

Alan Rawls, biologist, Arizona State University

Cristine Wang, Contributing Editor, NY Arts Magazine; Curator, Re:Duchamp Exhibition, 49th Venice Biennial


Second Genesis -- Genetics, Art and Religion

January 24, 2002

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; organized by Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin, Zentrum für Literaturforschung

Moderator: Sigrid Weigel, Director, Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin, Zentrum für Literaturforschung

Discussants:

Eduardo Kac, artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Jochen Hörisch, Professor, Philosophy Faculty, Mannheim University, Germany

Jens Reich, Biologist, Division of Genomic Informatics of the Max Delbruck Center in Berlin-Buch (Germany). Member of the Committee on Bioethics of the German Physicians Association.

The presentations and discussions were recorded by videomaker Beatrice Tillmann.


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