From Eugenics to Synbio Design


Meta-Life art

By looking at the history of Eugenics and Design, Christina Cogdell questions the cultural values we affect to biologically designed artifacts and how humans, through that process, may become mere products. She also takes into consideration the evolution of technology in relation to the history of energy and the horizontal gene transfers that occur between living organisms to balance her ‘techno-pessimistic’ approach.