[-empyre-] you always have such thoughtful answers Paul.... and lets welcome Tarsh, Antoinette, and Margherita.

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Tue Feb 28 13:29:58 AEDT 2017

Thank you Paul for your incredibly thoughtful response which really helped me to understand specifically what your meant by ethics.  I’m going to let you also respond to Erin, but I hope you won’t mind that I introduce our last three guests just a bit early.  I thought it might be interesting to bring in Tarsh Bates, Antoinette LaFarge, and Margherita Pevere who will join you Paul and hopefully anyone else out there (Erin, Kathy, Byron) who also might want to join Paul on this thread of ethics.  Just a note that we will keep this discussion open through Sunday.  Welcome and thanks.  

Tarsh Bates (AU) Tarsh Bates is an artist/researcher/educator interested in how knowledge and experience form and transfer through the relationships between material, bodies, environment and
culture. She completed a Master of Science (Biological Arts) in 2012 and has worked variously as a pizza delivery driver, a fruit and vegetable stacker, a toilet paper packer, a researcher in compost science and waste management, a honeybee ejaculator, an art gallery invigilator, a raspberry picker, a lecturer/tutor in art/science, art history, gender & technology, posthumanism, counter realism and pop culture, an editor, a bookkeeper, a car detailer, and a life drawing model. She is currently a candidate for a PhD (Biological Arts) at SymbioticA UWA where her research is concerned the
aesthetics of interspecies relationships and the human as a multispecies ecology. She is particularly enamoured with Candida albicans.

Antoinette LaFarge is an artist and writer whose beat is virtuality and its discontents. She has a special interest in avatarism, expanded narrative, and feminist techno-arts. Recent publications include “Pseudo Space: Experiments with Avatarism and Telematic Performance in Social Media” (MIT Press, 2016) and “Social Proxies and Real-World Avatars: Impersonation as a Mode of Capitalist Production” (Art Journal, 2014. Recent new media performance and installation projects include Far-Flung follows function (2013), Galileo in America (2012), and Hangmen
Also Die (2010). She is currently working on projects centered on resurfacing work by women innovators and botanical artists of the late 19th century. She is on the faculty of the Art Department at UC Irvine. Deeply fascinated by biological processes, 

Margherita Pevere (DE/FI) is a visual artist and researcher investigating decay and transformation as they are common destiny of human and non-human matter. Her practice features a unique combination of organic and technological materials: she grows bacterial cultures, manipulates paper and photographic film, collects organic relics and plans to store a digitized collection of memories on bacterial genome. Pevere holds a degree in Political Sciences and Arts and New Media and is PhD candidate at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design at Architecture in Helsinki. In Berlin she actively collaborates with the DIYbio group BioTinkering e.V. and Art Laboratory Berlin. Most recent exhibitions include the Article Biennial, Stavanger (NO), curated by Hege Tapio and Nora
Vaage; the Dutch Design Week – BioArt Laboratories, Eindhoven (NL), curated by Jalila Essaidi; State – Festival for Open Science, Berlin, curated by Daniela

Renate Ferro
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Director of Undergraduate Studies
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