Monday, March 9, 2009

Artists as Public Programmers?

phil ross, maria mortati On Saturday, I went to an event called "Clone Home". It was produced by the bio-artist Phil Ross at a flexible gallery/workshop space in San Francisco. It's part of a series of events called Critter Salon. The interesting thing is that he's an artist who is doing basic science outreach programs- and they're informal, engaging, and fun. You can see pictures of the event (and me, playing with plants, of course) here. I'm going to explore some of the questions and ideas this event raised in my mind this week. Such as, what does it mean if the programs are happening outside your museum? What need is that fulfilling?

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