PROJECT: The following project involves conducting actual biological reproduction by cultivating and nurturing living entities. Their needs will dictate your actions.

PROJECT: The following project involves conducting actual biological reproduction by cultivating and nurturing living entities. Their needs will dictate your actions. In order to keep them alive you will need to be sensitive, vigilant, and nurturing.  But these living beings are not merely pets. They will work for you by generating a nutritious and tasty food item.

Fermentation is the process by which reproduction and breeding technologies are applied to the production of food. Fermentation involves propagating microorganisms – bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Create a food by cultivating microorganisms to produce bread, sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, cheese, vinegar, or pickles. Enjoy a taste-sharing among students.

Research / Discussion: Some of the art works in this section engage in biological reproduction the old-fashioned way by pairing a potent male with a fertile female. Others use technological interventions to produce organisms. While ‘reproduction’ may very‚ ‘breeding’ technologies are remarkably consistent because they must maintain the same basic ingredients that maintain life. Compare the specifics for providing nourishment, warmth, and water in the work of any two artists in this section. Explain how and why these ‘breeding’ protocols differ.