An excerpt from Living Logic Masterclass at Ars Electronica 27-29th August 2012. For more information, documention on the Living Logic Masterclass held at Ars Electronica from 27-29 August 2012 visit: and

Jens Hauser and Markus Schmidt discuss the artistic nuances of existing art works and lay out possible theoretical frameworks for dealing with and making new works in the field during the Living Logic Masterclass.

Markus Schmidt (AT)
Dr. Markus SCHMIDT has an educational background in electronic engineering, biology and environmental risk assessment. For almost 10 years now he has carried out environmental risk assessment, safety and public perception studies in a number of science and technology fields (GM-crops, gene therapy, nanotechnology, converging technologies, and synthetic biology). Markus will give an overview of art and biological practice, with a special focus on the Synth-ethic exhibition. See

Jens Hauser (FR)
Jens Hauser is a Paris-based curator, author and arts and culture critic. With a background in Media Studies and Science Journalism, he focuses on the interactions between art and technology, as well as on trans-genre and contextual aesthetics. Several of his curated exhibitions have dealt with biotechnological art, such as Synth-ethic (Vienna, 2011), Fingerprints… (Berlin, 2011/Munich, 2012), Transbiotics (Riga 2010), sk-interfaces (Liverpool, 2008/Luxembourg, 2009), the Article Biennale (Stavanger, 2008), Still, Living (Perth, 2007) and L’Art Biotech (Nantes, 2003). In his current research at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, he investigates the biomediality and wetware paradigms.

Recording by Matthew Gardiner, co-curator of the Living Logic Masterclass
Living Logic is part of Studiolab, a 3-year Europe-wide initiative that merges the artist's studio with the research lab. Funded by the EC Seventh Framework Programme in 2011, Studiolab is a network that provides a platform for creative projects that bridge divides between science, art and design. The views and opinions here expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the European Community and the Community is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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