About the Author

Anna Dumitriu
Blurbarian Since June 2011
Name Anna Dumitriu
My Web Site www.normalflora.co.uk
Location Brighton, UK
Gender Female
My Occupation Artist
My Bio Anna Dumitriu’s work is at the forefront of art and science collaborative practice, with a strong interest in the ethical issues raised by emerging technologies. Her installations, interventions and performances use a range of biological, digital, and traditional media including live bacteria. She has a strong international exhibition profile, having exhibited at The Science Gallery in Dublin, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, and The V & A Museum in London. She is collaborating as a Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence with the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire and Artist in Residence on the UK Clinical Research Consortium Project “Modernising Medical Microbiology” at The University of Oxford. She was winner of the 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology Communication Award and her major new Wellcome Trust supported exhibition “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis opened in London in January 2014.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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The fascinating results of my project "Trust Me, I'm an Artist: Towards and Ethics of Art and Science Collaboration" www.artscienceethics.com
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Artists are innovators, if a new piece of technology or a new medium, becomes available; artists want to try it, to experiment with it- from microbiology to robotics; from tissue culture to neuroscience. Some artists take on the role of a scientist in almost a performative way and some scientists become artists themselves. Philosophy and ethics is always at its core and the work unpacks the instrumentalization of science for commercial and political ends.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
The purpose of the book and my artwork is to convey some of my fascination about the microbiological world and hopefully enable the audience to have a greater understanding of this complex subject which has a direct impact on our daily lives.