Eduardo Kac in Maryland


This is quite week for net art and new media art events. On March 8, this coming Friday, renowned artist Eduardo Kac presents a free lecture, "From Telepresence to Transgenic Art" at the Mount Royal Station Auditorium at the Maryland Institute College of Art (Mount Royal Ave. & Cathedral Street in Baltimore). Nearly 20 years ago, Kac began experimenting with art dealing with networking and robots controlled remotely. A decade later, he began working transgenic art, which incorporates genetic engineering to develop unique living beings and to address the social and philosophical issues raised by genetic experimentation in general. Kac will introduce the audience to Alba, a live green fluorescent rabbit named Alba who lives with Kac and his family in Chicago, among other works of art. The talk begins at 7pm.