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Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

PRI and WNYC

Arts, Design, Visual Arts, Society & Culture, TV & Film

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The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and WNYC, is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

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Designing Life: Art Meets Synthetic Biology

May 28th, 2015

Episode 58 of 167 episodes

From "Semi-Living Dolls" to glowing florescent illustrations, artists are using the tools of synthetic biology to grow their own materials and create works of art that are, essentially, alive. It’s one thing to wag our fingers at big scientific institutionsfor "playing God," but isn't ituncool to tell artists they shouldn't do something, even if it creeps us out?

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