Through out this course we have been able to watch many different art works and biotech related pieces. This time we were able to see the art work presented by the artist himself, which was such an amazing opportunity. Having the artist present his own art work gave us a different point of view and made us better understand what the he was trying to get across and why he did what he did. We were able to get a better understanding of the purpose of the art work and why the artist made it. Gil’s art work was so dynamic and diverse yet graspable. I loved his recreation of the guitar and his vision of changing something old, and turning it into something new, recreating it.
Another piece of his art work that was visually stunning was his work on the dome. I am sure in person the piece must have been even more extraordinary. The way the colors changed on the dome and each new idea and picture was created, came off as very realistic. One more thing I truly enjoyed was his website and the creativity with which he had designed it. The fact that I was able to move things around and make music just browsing his website, “unsound”, was really amusing and entertaining. It gives us a chance to explore our own creativity which we sometimes forget in our busy and hectic lives.
In relating to the final I have decided to start another project focusing on a biotech pill that would target certain memories that a patient would want erased. Through PET and MRIs we would pin point those memories and then create the pill to delete that memory so that patients who are suffering with phobias or panic attacks can finally have a much better solution to their problems. This would be a little bit controversial since if it got into the wrong hands, who knows what could happen with this technology. So I will work on creating safety mechanisms on such pills and technology to prevent misuse and abuse.