Artists use genetic engineering to turn author William S. Burrough's…

William S. Burroughs wrote a number of mindfuck novels in the twentieth century, most memorably Naked Lunch, later adapted into an equally mindfucky movie about bug-powder snorting aliens by David Cronenberg. The author has become a cult legend among the postmodern lit set, and now a team of artists has decided to… » 2/22/11 12:00pm 2/22/11 12:00pm

Curator Forced to Kill Out-of-Control Bio-Art Exhibit

Click to view The problem with bio-art is that it's often made of living tissue — and sometimes living tissue gets out of control. That's what happened late last week at a New York MoMA exhibit called "Design and the Elastic Mind," where a tiny living jacket made out of stem cells had to be put to death for growing… » 5/05/08 11:40am 5/05/08 11:40am

Bio-Art Is Not A Crime, Movie Director Tells io9

Art professor Steve Kurtz's wife, Hope, died in her sleep in May 2004. When Kurtz called 911, however, the police saw petri dishes and a mobile DNA-extraction machine and called in the feds. Kurtz tried to explain that the high-school-level lab equipment was part of an art project he and Hope had been doing about… » 4/02/08 6:30am 4/02/08 6:30am

Biological Art Mixes Plant Clones, Human Flesh, and Beautiful Bacteria

It was the first time I ever went to an art show where the art had gotten unruly and climbed outside its frame. A Sunshine-looking installation by Philip Ross of plants growing inside glass tubes of water (above) had turned into a jungle of plants breaking out of their transparent prisons and in some cases actually… » 1/16/08 9:40am 1/16/08 9:40am