The Bomar Gene

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Description

Artist Statement
Within every human there is a singular gene, unique only to that individual. And with that gene comes a singular ability, a rare, mostly never realized capacity for interacting with the world. The Bomar Gene explores this mythical gene, through a series of ficto-biographies, with each story being retranslated and spatialized through interactive interfaces and embodied animations. Each section opens up to such questions as: How are we defined by our genetic code? What does it mean to be an individual, to be unique? What are the implications of a society obsessed with rare abilities and super-powers?
Source of Artist Statement

Creator

Nelson, Jason

Date

2005

Rights

Copyright Jason Nelson. The copyright of images posted on the ADELTA Website belongs to third parties and is included on this website by permission from copyright holders. Apart from any use permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (including fair dealing) the images may not be downloaded, adapted, remixed, printed, emailed, stored in a cache or otherwise reproduced without the written permission from the copyright holder.

Genre

Web based digital poetry

Platform

Flash

Citation

Nelson, Jason, “The Bomar Gene,” ADELTA, accessed May 30, 2024, http://sstars.ws/items/show/150.