Event Name: BIOART Workshop Summary
Time: November 16th to 17th 2019, from 9:00 to 17:00
Location: Classroom E406, School of Creativity and Art
Speaker: Joaquín Fargas
The BIOART workshop, organized by the School of Creativity and Art, was successfully completed from November 16th to 17th. Professor Joaquín Fargas, an artist and engineer from Argentina, led more than 20 students from different disciplines at ShanghaiTech University of Science and Technology in this interesting workshop.
On the first day of the workshop, Professor Joaquín introduced his cross-border scientific research work, and he gave an in-depth explanation about the concept behind BIOART, which led students to performing experiments and producing personal ecosystems.
The next day, Professor Joaquín started from two aspects of DNA's macro image and micro functionality. He led the students through the process of extracting their own DNA. Using the model game image, he explained the mechanism and function of DNA encoding and decoding.
During the workshop's exhibition phase, the students presented their biological art projects. Professor Joaquin marveled at the conceptual projects the students formed in just two days, including: the philosophical thinking about eternal life, creative engineering projects for electrocardiogram composition, and bioelectric art installations.
At the end of the activity, Professor Joaquín commented on the students’ works, and he raised a philosophical open discussion: What makes us experience our metabolic changes at the same time?