Bio-engineered Brains and Robotic Bodies: From Embodiment to Self-portraiture

Guy Ben-Ary, Gemma Ben-Ary

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    Guy Ben-Ary is an artist and researcher at SymbioticA: the Centre for Excellence in Biological Arts, at the University of Western Australia since 2001. The biological laboratory is his studio, and tissue engineering, electrophysiology, and other biological techniques are his artistic mediums. His work explores a number of fundamental themes that underpin the intersection between art and science; namely life and death, cybernetics, and artificial life. This paper examines the methodologies and theories that underpin his artistic practice by using four major projects as examples: MEART, Silent Barrage, In-Potentia, and cellF, with discussion of terminology, ethics and the idea of robotic embodiment as an artistic strategy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRobots and Art
    Subtitle of host publicationExploring an Unlikely Symbiosis
    EditorsDamith Herath, Christian Kroos, Stelarc
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-0321-9
    ISBN (Print)978-981-10-0319-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Publication series

    NameCognitive Science and Technology
    ISSN (Print)2195-3988
    ISSN (Electronic)2195-3996


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