, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 35–48 | Cite as

We have always been transgenic

  • Steve Baker
  • Carol GigliottiEmail author
Original Article


This dialogue concerns the nature of ethical responsibility in contemporary art practice, and its relation to questions of creativity; the role of writing in shaping the perception of transgenic art and related practices; and the problems that may be associated with trusting artists to act with integrity in the unchartered waters of their enthusiastic engagement with genetic technologies.


Art practice Transgenic art Ethics Aesthetics Genetics Postmodernism 


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reader in Contemporary Visual Culture Department of HumanitiesUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUK
  2. 2.Associate Professor School of Design Emily Carr Institute of Art and DesignVancouverCanada

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