In Stranger Visions artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places. Working with the traces strangers unwittingly leave behind, Dewey-Hagborg calls attention to the impulse toward genetic determinism and the potential for a culture of genetic surveillance.
More info on my blog.
New York Times Magazine,
Wired UK, Fuji TV in Japan,http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2013/05/19/exp-harlow-intv-dewey-hagborg-dna-portraits.cnn?iref=videosearch
Wall Street Journal,
Times of London and UK Daily Mail,
Il Sole 24 Ore,
Dan Rather Reports (video) (starts at 39:38),
Studio 360 (radio and video),
CBS News Radio,
New York Post (video),
The Boston Globe,
The Creators Project,
"face of the day" on the Daily Beast
Write-up on Science Magazine, Capital New York and Artlog
The code underpinning Stranger Visions is still in progress. I am working on making it available as open source when I finish it (or hit a good stopping place).back