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Dmitry Bulatov


Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Russia


Abstract. Today innovation is the result of complex interactions between individuals, organizations and external factors. Turning to the metaphor of evolution one can say that the rule “the more adapted to the environment survives” is substituted by the rule “any­thing that conveys the environment more precisely survives”. In the process of continuous complica­tion of systems new correlations emerge between cognitive knowledge and effective model, logic and image, reality and representation. The development of new inter­disciplinary rela­tions in the sphere of contemporary knowledge, from science to con­temporary art, from the methods of data processing to the methods of metaphor pre­sentation, is particularly influenced by the progress in thefiled  field of techno-biological research. Hence new domains appear that combine various methods of scientific and artistic representation based on techno-biological modelling. In the new reality, which becomes more and more artificial and media-conditioned, a new sign regime is established, which cancels the historically shaped boundaries between nature and culture, natural science and humanitarian technologies. In these conditions it is quite natural when a researcher after having analyzed the characteristics of the contemporary techno-biological domain, wants to comprehend the way they impact the development of new artistic strategies and the essence of their novelty.


Keywords: contemporary art, genetic engineering, ars chimaera, techno-biological art­works, chimerical design, wet technologies




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