We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest program, the CRISPR (un)commons Artist Residency.
Together with Stochastic Labs, the IGI has created a unique and unprecedented artist residency program that will run from March through May. Based in a curious Victorian mansion in Berkeley, Stochastic Labs convenes the best creative minds in the Bay Area and beyond for conversations about the future of technology, science, entrepreneurship, and the arts. In partnering with this unique organization, the IGI hopes to foster creative new perspectives, introduce CRISPR to broader audiences, and catalyze deeper engagement with the technology’s fascinating implications.
The CRISPR (un)commons residency invites artists to explore CRISPR applications and envision new interpretations and ways of engaging with the future of genome engineering. Art can be an effective way to facilitate conversations and explore concepts that can elevate our understanding of scientific advances. As an institute founded around CRISPR technology, the IGI researches and develops applications of the CRISPR genome editing technology to address real world problems. Simultaneously, the IGI funds research in the areas of ethical, economic, perceptual, and regulatory considerations under our research program termed “Society.” To further complement this work, we have invited five visiting artists to come for two months, engage with the technology, and produce creative works that reflect on this innovative system.