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Life Extreme – Guide illustré des nouvelles formes de vie
Eduardo Kac & Avital Ronell [see all titles]
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 Eduardo Kac & Avital Ronell Life Extreme Guide illustré des nouvelles formes de vie
published in November 2007
French edition
16,5 x 21,5 cm (softcover)
128 pages (70 color ill.)
€29.00
ISBN: 978-2-914563-33-8
EAN: 9782914563338
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At the junction of art and science, Life Extreme intends to present new living beings created by man, beings no longer produced solely by “nature”. This poetic proposition takes the form of a guide to new lives among the most astonishing that have appeared at the beginning of the Twenty-first century.
Also available in English edition.
Eduardo Kac (born 1962 in Rio de Janeiro) is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web' 1980s, Eduardo Kacemerged in the early 1990s with his radical works combining telerobotics and living organisms. His visionary integration of robotics, biology and networking explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. His work deals with issues that range from the mythopoetics of online experience to the cultural impact of biotechnology; from the changing condition of memory in the digital age to distributed collective agency; from the problematic notion of the “exotic” to the creation of life and evolution. At the dawn of the twenty-first century Kac opened a new direction for contemporary art with his “transgenic art”.

Avital Ronell (born 1952 in Prague) is an influential American philosopher and Professor of Comparative literature at New York University, close to French Theory.

See also Eduardo Kac.