Postgenomic identity : art and biopolitics

Authors
Dewey-Hagborg, Heather
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High, Kathryn
Century, Michael
Staniszewski, Mary Anne
Fortun, Michael
Issue Date
2016-08
Keywords
Electronic arts
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
Framing DNA as a mode of translation from and ascription to the body it is extracted from, I examine the ways in which DNA data is used as a form of visibility, to segment, categorize, and ultimately to mitigate social, economic, and political uncertainty through the production of knowable populations. This dissertation is primarily concerned with subjectification in what has been termed the “postgenomic” era, the time since the sequencing of the human genome. The particular nexus I aim to investigate, in my artistic and scholarly work, concerns surveillance, forensics, race, and social justice in relation to human genomics today.
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August 2016
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Department
Dept. of the Arts
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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