Monday, October 26, 2009

[Yasmin_discussions] The Arts in the Context of Darwinian Theory of Evolution Today


Hunter Cole has started a twine on :  Bioart - Living Art

with examples of her art work with bio luminescent bacteria

one of the discussions at the art and darwin symposium
in marseille was articulated by ramon guardans

his talk was on plants and he pointed out how discussions
on evolution tend to center on the evolution of primates,
(us), in a very homo centric fashion whereas an understanding
of deep ecology on the planet as a whole would instead look
at other models for how evolution functions, for instance by looking
at plants and bacteria

JP Changeux in his presentations and comments tends to argument
in ways where the humans are 'more complex' etc ( though we dont
have many more genes than the garden worm, we have many more neurons)
as if complexity in itself was a value

Guardans pointed out the resilience of plants and their ability to adapt
to changing ecological conditions is another way of viewing the success
of living species

the plants have already started migrating in response to climate change
( i think the figure was a few kilometers a year ?) while us primates are
still rebuilding in huricane zones and flood plains !!

are any yasminers creating other art works with bacteria ?
feel free to add your work to hunter cole's twine


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