1. American Vectors (time-lapse version), 2009


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    Living maps of military airbases in Iraq grown with the bacterium Serratia marcescens in petri dishes. Using a modified* lithography printing process often used in cellular biology, I printed the bacteria in the shape of US military airbases in Iraq as presented in Google Earth from 2007-2009. This time-lapse piece was part of an installation produced for the exhibition "FREEZE: 2009 International Medtech Art Show," curated by Laza Wu and Shang-min Chien at the National Taiwan Museum at of Fine Arts in Taichung Taiwan, 2009. http://freeze.ntmofa.gov.tw Audio for the time-lapse by artist, Clarke Curtis http://www.clarkecurtis.com/ A creative form of sousveillance, American Vectors is one of many artworks I made beginning in 2004 in which I appropriated* the tools and techniques of cellular and micro-biology to create images that reframe and destabilize the rhetoric surrounding the US military invasion and occupation of Iraq. For more examples of this and other work see http://christinahung.net My use of the bacterium Serratia marcesence began in 2004 as a gesture of support and in solidarity with the artist Steven Kurtz, my friend and mentor. Following the untimely death of his wife Hope, Steve was detained for 22 hours without charge on suspicion of "bioterrorism." For more on Steve's story see http://www.caedefensefund.org/faq.html and Lynn Herhman Leeson's film Strange Culture http://www.strangeculture.net I had the honor of writing a remembrance of Hope for the Brooklyn Rail in 2004 http://www.brooklynrail.org/2004/07/art/hope *Historically I have always used the terms "appropriation" and "modification" to describe my use of these tools and techniques. The recent popularization of bioart and the rise in usage of associated terms such as "biohacking," and "DIY bio," may also be applied to this work.

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    • Ninth Brainstorming Session – Meeting Lonnie Part Two of Three - DNA of Creativity Project


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      Brainstorming to find ideas for the DNA of creativity Project Meeting Lonnie May 16, 2012 La Jolla, California John Chalmers – astrobiologist / microtonal music theorist Kaz Maslanka / Polyartist / Design Engineer / Mathematical Poet

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      • Ninth Brainstorming Session – Meeting Lonnie Part One of Three - DNA of Creativity Project


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        Brainstorming to find ideas for the DNA of creativity Project Meeting Lonnie May 16, 2012 La Jolla, California John Chalmers – astrobiologist / microtonal music theorist Kaz Maslanka / Polyartist / Design Engineer / Mathematical Poet

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        • Genusíca


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          Made by videomakers in Mexico City as part of the Tránsitos del Centro Nacional de las Artes, México City This video was made by Francísco

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          • geNsto


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            Made by videomakers in Mexico City as part of the Tránsitos del Centro Nacional de las Artes, México City. geNsto es el resultado de nuestro interés acerca de cómo los discursos científicos referentes a la genética, al hacerse públicos, son interiorizados de manera diferenciada dependiendo de factores como: el contexto, la fuente o el origen, el emisor, la traducción y la interpretación personal de la información. Mediante un ejercicio de escucha, buscamos generar en los participantes una reacción. Once oraciones y una pregunta fueron el agente provocador. Las oraciones y la pregunta, todas girando en torno a la genética, emergierion de la interiorización de la información científica que nos fué dada por “los expertos”. Nos cuesta trabajo entender y visualizar las explicaciones sobre una disciplina diferente a la nuestra. Al final, encontramos el reflejo de nuestras propias reacciones tratando de evidenciar el hecho de que la conciencia relacionada a estos temas puede tener un parangón con una expresión física: el gesto. geNsto emerged out of our interest in exploring the way in which public scientific discourses regarding genetics are transformed when internalized due to the context, the source, the emissor, the translation and the interpretation of the information. For this we generated a listening exercise that consisted of eleven sentences and one question all focusing on the issue of genetics. The purpose of this exercise was to generate a reaction from the participants. The sentences and the question resulted from our own proces of internalizing the information given to us by “the experts”. GeNsto revels that it is difficult to understand and visualize the explanations offered by disciplines other than our own. At the end, we encountered our own ideas in the listeners’ gestures.

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            • The Polyaesthetic Space - CAD Model


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              Joe Monzo and Kaz Maslanka Discuss the Polyaesthetic Space June 12, 2012 San Diego, California

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              • Melliferopolis -Cities carrying honey


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                Melliferopolis is a trans-disciplinary initiative centered on honeybees, their role in urban eco-systems, the implications of keeping bees in the city and the function and properties of honey and bees as bio-monitors. Honeybees are intrinsically connected to natural processes, they play a crucial role in food production and as guardians of biodiversity. The project acts as a platform to explore these links, to creatively experiment with human-bees interaction, and aims to transmit and translate processes and findings around bees into artistic expressions. Melliferopolis is an initiative of Christina Stadlbauer and one of the strands of BiofiliA -Base for Biological Arts at Aalto University, Finland Other collaborators are Helsinki University, Hunajaluotsi Oy, Helsinki City Environmental Centre, Helsinki University of Applied Sciences Metropolia, local craftspeople and creative practitioners, as well as international artists and artisans, designers and scientists. Melliferopolis was launched in May 2012 with a seminar at Aalto Arabia Campus, a workshop organized at Harakka island and the installment of three beehives in the cities of Helsinki and Espoo; in Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, Harakka island and Espoo Keilaniemi. Film and editing: Lotta Petronella Concept: Christina Stadlbauer Please find more info at melliferopolis.net

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                • DNA of creativity Grant Award Meeting


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                  DNA grant award recipients - Ruth West discusses Art / Science Collaborations and Strategies - Darwin Slindee discusses the structure of meetings. May 31,2012 Cardiff by the Sea

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                  • Installation Time Lapse for "Everything Out Of Nothing"


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                    Experience Julie Martini's wall sculpture "Everything Out of Nothing,” which consists of hundreds of petri dishes arranged in an exploding circle, inspired by the dramatic rose window at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.

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                    • Lee Kamentsky


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                      Lee Kamentsky, developer of CellProfiler for the Broad Institute.

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