Book Discussion with Fred Gould – The Windup Girl (Art’s Work/Genetic Futures)
October 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDTFree
Book Discussion – The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
Tuesday, October 8, 7 – 8 pm, So & So Books
Join Dr. Fred Gould, University Distinguished Professor of Entomology at NC State, for a discussion of biopunk sci-fi cult classic The Windup Girl. The novel, which won the 2010 Nebula and Hugo Awards for best novel, explores questions like, “what happens when calories become currency?” and “what happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits?”
This discussion is in conjunction with Art’s Work/Genetic Futures art-science exhibition organized by the NC State University Libraries and the GES Center.
Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures (Art’s Work/Genetic Futures) is an art-science exhibit and symposium of artists, scientists, and humanities scholars, led by the the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, held at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, the physical and digital display spaces of the NC State Libraries and the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). These activities will elicit discussion about genetics in society through the lens of contemporary art and offer viewers new ways to think about their role in the genetic revolution.
By combining science and art and design, the artists, and artworks chosen for display, will contextualize genetic engineering by bringing it out of the lab and into public places; challenging viewer’s understandings about the human condition, the material of our bodies, and the consequences of biotechnology. The exhibit(s), integrated curriculum, and cross-campus dialogues will raise awareness and discussion about biotechnologies and their consequences in our society, while drawing in art practices for reaching new communities.