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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
October 22, 2002

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PITTSBURGH—Biotechnology and genetic research are redefining life, as four upcoming arts events and lectures at Carnegie Mellon University will point out. New research and discoveries and their impact on everyday human existence spark debates about the creation of a brave new world. All events are free and open to the public.

Paradise Now Exhibit at Regina Gouger Miller
As science changes everyday life, it also influences art. Paradise Now is an art exhibit opening this week at Carnegie Mellon that explores the implications of biotechnology for science, humanity and art. The exhibit will be on display October 25 through December 15 in the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery in the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

TissueInformatics CEO Johnson to Host Lecture
In conjunction with the Paradise Now exhibit, the Center for the Arts in Society and the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery will co-host a lecture and panel discussion to explore the artistic, scientific and social implications raised by Paradise Now. The lecture titled "Transcribe, Translate, Transcend" by Peter Johnson, CEO and chairman of TissueInformatics, Inc., will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium in the University Center. A reception follows from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Connan Room in the University Center.

Ethicists, Artists and Scientists at Nov. 6 Panel
On Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Singleton Room in Roberts Engineering Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus, Alex London, assistant professor of philosophy and executive member of Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics, will moderate a panel discussion to stimulate reactions to Paradise Now.

Panelists will include: Lisa Parker of the University of Pittsburgh, associate professor of human genetics and health services administration, an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and a fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science; Jonathan Minden of Carnegie Mellon, associate professor in Department of Biological Sciences; Brandon Ballengee, a featured artist in Paradise Now; Marvin Heiferman, curator of Paradise Now; Tom Sokolowski, director of the Andy Warhol Museum; David Smith, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of TissueInformatics, Inc.; and Ronald Cole-Turner, theologian from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Mattress Factory's Turrell Gives Final Talk in Spring
To further explore technology in art, the Center for The Arts in Society will present artist James Turrell, who will deliver a lecture titled, "Plato's Cave and the Light Within." Turrell is an installation artist-in-residence at the Mattress Factory, who works specifically with light and its effects on the eye. Turrell's lecture will take place in spring 2003.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about Paradise Now or Turrell's lecture, please contact Judith Modell, director for the Center for the Arts in Society at 412-268-3239.


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