…I’m fascinated by the subjective aesthetics of scientific representation such as adding color, since most of the models I was using were smaller than visible wavelengths and therefore have no color. So, the mere act of adding color is another layer of translation and fabrication. The colors themselves present additional layers of abstraction built into the interfaces of the technologies we use to engage with and manipulate the natural world…
offering knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most exciting thinkers and practitioners
Being Us explores current ideas on consciousness (including AI, robotic and artificial consciousness), human identity, microbiology and biotechnology, and what it means to be a ‘Self’.
Contributions include an interviews with Anil Seth, Laura Splan, Antonio Chella and Alexa Wright; articles by Taney Roniger, Philip Goff, Matej Peljhan, Audrey Rangel Aguirre, Elena Soterakis, Nicholas R. Longrich, Henry Taylor & Bilge Sayim and Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, Christelle Langley, Emmanuel A Stamatakis & Lennart Spindler; a feature on Art For Our World including interviews with Chila Kumari Singh Burman, Heather Phillipson, Susie Allen & Laura Culpan; plus a tribute to microbiologist Simon Park (1964-2021).