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Artificial Life TodayAnthropological and Sociological Analysis of Life Engineering

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Project "ARTENGINE" data sheet

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Coordinator
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN 

Organization address
address: THEODOR W ADORNO PLATZ 1
city: FRANKFURT AM MAIN
postcode: 60323
website: www.uni-frankfurt.de

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website https://lasst.uni-frankfurt.de/people/eva-slesingerova/
 Total cost 159˙460 €
 EC max contribution 159˙460 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2019-09-30

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1    JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITATFRANKFURT AM MAIN DE (FRANKFURT AM MAIN) coordinator 159˙460.00

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 Project objective

We are witnessing profound changes in our societies via biosciences and bio-technologization. Biotechnologies, synthetic biology, and new genetics in general represent key areas of life sciences, characterised by rapid technological and scientific development. The biotechnologies as key areas of contemporary cultural and social transformations are influenced by specific technological rationality and power that is inscribed in the very foundations of modern society. The power is biopower/biopolitics, which names, creates, and controls life. The project addresses contemporary challenges in the field of biopolitical life engineering, specifically in case of PGD (preimplantantion genetic diagnosis) technology. There is a lack of reflection on the broader social and cultural context and on the ramifications of synthetic life engineering, PGD in the Czech Republic from the anthropological and sociological points of view. These issues remain unanalysed, contributing to a lack of understanding of the specific concerns of synthetic life and life sciences in the Eastern European and post-socialist context. This proposed project will analyse social context of technology PGD in the Czech Republic in comparison with Germany. This project is guided by the main questions: How is the field of life engineering, particularly PGD technology, culturally and socially structured in the Czech Republic in comparison with Germany? What kinds and forms of agency are involved there? Are there any specific concerns in public debates relating to life engineering in comparisons of Eastern and Western Europe? The main aim of this research, which will be conducted on case studies of two European countries, is to analyse and interpret through sociological and anthropological perspective the ways in which current forms of biopower and ideas of artificial life have been influencing the social field of life engineering, especially PGD technology.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
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2017 Eva Šlesingerová
“Život jako biotechnologické umělecké dílo: Antropologie a umění živého“ (Life as a Biotechnological Artwork: Anthropology, Life, and Art)
published pages: 2-7, ISSN: 1805-2886, DOI:
The Journal of Culture 2020-04-09
2017 Eva Šlesingerová
Biopower imagined: Biotechnological art and life engineering
published pages: 53901841774516, ISSN: 0539-0184, DOI: 10.1177/0539018417745164
Social Science Information 4 per year 2020-04-09
2017 Eva Šlesingerová
Bioart a sciart. Proplétání věcí, těl a technologií“ (Bioart and sciart: Entanglements of Things, Bodies and Technologies)
published pages: 40-60, ISSN: 1802-8918, DOI:
Sešit pro umění a teorii VVP AVU (Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones) 2 per year 2020-04-09
2018 Eva Šlesingerová
In risk we trust/Editing embryos and mirroring future risks and uncertainties
published pages: on line first, ISSN: 1386-7423, DOI: 10.1007/s11019-018-9851-0
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 18 September 2018 2020-04-09

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