[ISEA2017] Artist Talk: Juliana Grisales Naranjo — Multisensory interaction, medial arts and education: Prototypes to accelerate processes of appropriation in biotechnology

Artist Statement

About The question: how do artists integrate data and the biological phenomenon in the creative process? Biotechnology is recognized today in the world as an emerging science that seeks to apply computational tools to collect, organize, analyze, manipulate, present and share biological information. Nowadays, it is stated that bioinformatics and computational biology correspond to the set of sciences with greater projection in the acquisition of scientific knowledge, which will bring with it and at world level, a crucial change in biological research. In a mega biodiverse country like Colombia, it is important that the government and the citizenry understand and empower themselves with the value of the information that is stored in the species of our biodiversity to face a future where the climate change crisis will force change Economic management and management of resources, management of arable land and water resources, which leads to the development of practices such as biotechnology that makes it possible to return crops that are more resistant to the new environmental conditions. That is why, in the current scenario, it is imperative to take advantage of existing technological developments to enhance the processes of training in biotechnology and thus strengthen the research and problem-solving capacities of future generations.

  • Juliana Grisales Naranjo, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology of Colombia (BIOS), Universidad de Caldas, Colombia