BrisSynBio Art-Science Dossier

Published on Apr 1, 2020in Nanoethics1.359
· DOI :10.1007/S11569-020-00368-2
Maria Fannin , Katy Connor + 1 AuthorsDarian Meacham3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UM: Maastricht University)
Finding avenues for collaboration and engagement between the arts and the sciences (natural and social) was a central theme of investigation for the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Public Engagement programme at BrisSynBio, a BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre that is now part of the Bristol BioDesign Institute at University of Bristol (UK). The reflections and experiments that appear in this dossier are a sample of these investigations and are contributed by Maria Fannin, Katy Connor and David Roden. Darian Meacham coordinated and introduces the dossier.
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#1Harriet Hawkins (RHUL: Royal Holloway, University of London)H-Index: 16
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#1Rachel Colls (Durham University)H-Index: 14
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Within geographical research on ‘the body’, a focus on the surfaces of bodies has been useful for considering how body boundaries, most often implied to begin and end at the skin, (de)limit, (de)regulate, and (de)stabilise what we come to know as ‘a body’. Such work draws attention to how meaning is inscribed ‘upon’ such surfaces and on the fluids that move across, within, and through those surfaces: for example blood, breast milk, and excrement. This paper, however, considers the potential for ...
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