Project: In genetic engineering, the original traits of an organism are altered by inserting a gene from another organism into its DNA. In tissue culturing, tissues or cells from an organism are transferred into a suitable culture medium to produce a whole new organism that is identical to the donor organism.

Project: In genetic engineering, the original traits of an organism are altered by inserting a gene from another organism into its DNA. In tissue culturing, tissues or cells from an organism are transferred into a suitable culture medium to produce a whole new organism that is identical to the donor organism.

Molecular Invasion
One Tree(s)
Detox Mushroom
Victimless Meat
Beneficial Neutral Threatening Destructive

Research / Discussion: The artists in this section provide evidence that genetic engineering and tissue culturing arouse as much indignation and fear as optimism and confidence. Critical Art Ensemble protests corporate-sponsored research that disregards the long-term effects of genetically altered organisms. Natalie Jeremijenko utilizes cloning as an art process. Jae Rhim Lee manipulates genes to produce a mushroom that detoxifies corpses. Tissue Culture & Art utilizes tissue culturing to produce meat and leather. Choose one of these art projects and provide evidence that either supports indignation and fear or favors optimism and confidence.