MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - Center for Art, Science and Technology

The Art and Science of Bacteria

Anicka Yi, MIT Visiting Artist, Tal Danino, Postdoctoral Fellow

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 15 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

MIT Visiting Artist Anicka Yi teams up with Postdoctoral Fellow Tal Danino to present their current work to engineer a collectively scented bacteria, created from the DNA of 100 women. Participants will learn about the art and the science behind the project.

Anicka Yi’s work explores scent and decay, creating a sensorial experience that disrupts our predominantly visual culture. At MIT, Ancika Yi is working with researchers to create new scents based on bacteria, new materials for creating installations, and is exploring the nature of collaboration between individuals and disciplines. Anicka’s work will be on view at the List Visual Art Center May 22 through July 26, 2015.

Tal Danino is postdoctoral fellow at MIT’s Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies, whose research explores the emerging frontier of combining biology and engineering. He is actively involved in developing science-based art and outreach programs that promote interest in science and cancer research to a general audience.

This course is open to the MIT community; graduate and undergraduate students will be given preference. 

Co-produced by the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), List Visual Art Center, and the MIT Museum Studio

Sponsor(s): Center for Art, Science and Technology
Contact: Meg Rotzel, E15-205, 617 253-2372, MROTZEL@MIT.EDU

Art/Science of Bacteria Day 1

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Anicka Yi - MIT Visiting Artist, Tal Danino - Postdoctoral Fellow