Tomás Saraceno

Bonniers Konsthall

The physicist Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, reasons that since biology is our era’s dominant science, “the dominant art form should be the design of genomes to create new varieties of animals and plants.” His view has a basis in the ever-increasing relevance and credibility of interdisciplinary research, where artists and designers will begin creating new transgenic life-forms using applied biotechnology. The work of artists such as Tomás Saraceno, with its interdisciplinary combinations of biology, arachnology (the study of spiders), sustainability, physics, and engineering, may provide the footing to turn Dyson’s hybrid visions into reality. Recent research on interdisciplinarity shows us that while monodisciplinary projects yield a far greater number of ideas, “breakthrough” ideas are more likely to emerge from the domain

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