surveillance

First off, a really nice post on the smithsonian blog about my work:

 

WNYC and PRI’s Studio 360 did a great feature on my Stranger Visions project:

http://www.studio360.org/2013/feb/08/making-portraits-out-of-dna/

I received an anonymous sample of hair, and made a portrait of this person’s DNA – see the results below!

 

Check out my latest work on Stranger Visions at Clocktower Gallery in lower Manhattan.

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It’s open tues-fri noon to 5pm.

Lots of great press for the project in the past week:

 

I am excited to participate in the Eyebeam annual showcase, opening Thursday! They are moving from a twice a year open studios show to a once a year retrospective of the work of residents and fellows from the past year. It is a great group of artists and looks like it will be a fantastic show.

I will be showing the latest developments in my Stranger Visions project, unveiling the first portrait derived from found material as well as a video documenting the process.

 

 

I just came back from the 3rd Mediations Biennial in Poznan Poland, a truly international affair selected by 4 different curators and including 150 artists from all over the world.

 

Here are some nice pics Dan Phiffer took of my work-in-progress installation in the Eyebeam bookstore.

Click to view slideshow.

 

I am very happy to report that I am featured in this week’s science magazine! The magazine isn’t freely available online but I am posting just the little section on me here in case anyone is interested in reading it!

Facing the Genetic Future

Sitting in a therapist’s office, New York City artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg discovered a hair

lodged in a crack in the glass covering a painting on the wall. “I stared at it for an hour,”

she says. “I couldn’t stop wondering who it belonged to, and what I could find out about

that person.”

After reading a story in Science about the new field of forensic DNA phenotyping

 

And here is another portrait form an open source genome, also on github!

 

So Manu Sporny (in)famously open sourced his genome by posting it to Github a year and a half ago and he writes extensively about his reasons on his website.

I downloaded his file and ran it through my Stranger Visions software today to generate my take on his face. You can see a side by side comparison of my generated face and his actual face (well pulled from google image search results) below.

 

I am still very much in the middle of my wetlab work for Stranger Visions but the software side – the part that takes DNA information and produces a 3d model of a face – is mostly complete. I thought I would talk a little bit about the software and the concept of inductive bias in this next installment on Stranger Visions. This is a slightly technical post but there is a kind of ethical question  at the end…

 
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