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20 JULY 2012

Victoria & Albert Museum: Zoomorphic Architecture

"Zoomorphic presents a startling new trend in architecture – buildings that look like animals. Animal resemblances arise for various reasons. An architect may wish to create a symbol, as architects have always done. Or, there may be a functional explanation for why a building comes to share elements of its design with that of some living creature.

Until now, the Art Nouveau was perhaps the high water mark of architecture's attempt to embrace nature. Today, with computers and new materials, architects are able to design and build more freely so they are exploring the natural world once more."

(Victoria & Albert Museum, 2004)

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2004animalanimal resemblancesarchitecture • art nouveau • biographicalbiologicalbiomorphicbuildingscomputer aided design • design and build • design freedom • embrace nature • exhibitionfunctional explanationHorniman Museum • Hugh Aldersey-Williams • living creature • Natural History Museum • natural worldnew materials • shared visual elements • symbolismtrendVictoria and Albert Museumzoomorphic

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Simon Perkins
06 NOVEMBER 2009

Mutant Fruit: Biological Hybridization

"pluots and apriums aren't just recently popularized fruits. They're the result of hard work by the Zaiger family of Modesto, California, who for the last 30 years or so, have been quietly marrying apricots and plums – among other stone fruits – in an effort to create crazy new fruits (with Zaiger–registered trademarks, of course) for the marketplace."

(MissGinsu.com)

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agriculture • apricot • aprium • bio-ethicsbiologicalbiologybiotechnology • breeding • foodfruit • fruit hybridization • genetic engineeringhybridhybridisation • Modesto • mutant • nectacotum • nectaplum • nectarcot • peacotum • plant • plum • plumcot • pluot • Prunus • reflexive modernisationreproductionscience • strawbana • Zaiger Genetics

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
11 OCTOBER 2009

Biocatalogue: curated and comprehensive catalogue of biological web services

"BioCatalogue will provide a curated and comprehensive catalogue of biological web services, thereby enabling users (people and programs) to discover and use these services easily. It also aims to provide a platform with several (standardized) interfaces and a suite of tools for registration of services by the community of users as well as empower the community to extend and enhance the system. BioCatalogue will provide a centralized biological web services market place which will be accessible to the world as it will be searchable and indexable to search engines. BioCatalogue will provide a quality of service standard for biological web services thereby enabling services to be classified and checked for availability, reliability and other quality measures.

BioCatalogue is a BBSRC funded project and has been running since 1st June 2008. The project is a joint venture between the EMBL–EBI (led by Rodrigo Lopez) and the myGrid project at the University of Manchester (led by Carole Goble)."

(Carole Goble, Rodrigo Lopez et al.)

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2008 • BBSRC • Biocatalogue • biological • biological web services • biology • Carole Goble • catalogue • EBI • EMBL-EBI • index • myGrid • Rodrigo Lopez • sciencesearchsearch for informationUniversity of Manchester

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
22 NOVEMBER 2008

Cultured meat produced in vitro

"Cultured meat is meat produced in vitro, in a cell culture, rather than from an animal. The production of cultured meat begins by taking a number of cells from a farm animal and proliferating them in a nutrient–rich medium. Cells are capable of multiplying so many times in culture that, in theory, a single cell could be used to produce enough meat to feed the global population for a year. After the cells are multiplied, they are attached to a sponge–like 'scaffold' and soaked with nutrients. They may also be mechanically stretched to increase their size and protein content. The resulting cells can then be harvested, seasoned, cooked, and consumed as a boneless, processed meat, such as sausage, hamburger, or chicken nuggets."
(www.new–harvest.org)

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David Rogerson
20 JUNE 2005

Genetic Engineering: self-reproductive manifestations of excess

"The child–mannequin–type figures of the sculpture 'Zygotic acceleration, biogenetic, de–sublimated libidinal model (enlarged x 1000),' 1995, are also removed from biological reality, and yet the body with its multiple girl heads, legs, and arms conveys the impression of a living creature. They are mutated organisms – fused together at their torsi; anus, vulva or penis replace nose, ears, or mouth – who seem to offer themselves sexually to the viewer. The theme of the work is, if one sticks to the title, cell reproduction and sexuality. A work that captures the self–reproductive manifestations of excessive, errant libido and reveals the obsessions of genetic engineering."

(The Kunsthaus Bregenz)

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1995anatomy • anus • biological • biological reality • bodyBritish artistcell • cell reproduction • Chapman • creaturedeliberately offensive • Dinos Chapman • errant libido • excessgenetic engineeringgrotesque • Jake Chapman • libidinallibidomannequinmouthmutate • mutated organism • nose • organismpenisposthumanreproduction • self-reproductive • sexualityshock arttorsitorsovulva • Zygotic Acceleration (1995)
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