biological narrative 1 thru 5
biological narrative 1 thru 5; (2004) is a multisegmented dvd-video whose content mediates from a convergence of biologically-inspired computing, biosemiotic threading and a regard for the biophilic aesthetic. The individual dvd-video chapters of the work include primata, pulmones, homonculus, bushmeat and clemency. The run time of the segments varies from 1 minute to 4 minutes with a total run time of 8:20. The collective works of this series hope to establish a realization of the biological narrative which runs through our cells and veins and continually define the common storylines of vulnerability between all lifeforms. A sample of one segment of this work ?biological narrative #3: homunculus? is available for online viewing, “biological narrative #3: homunculus” is a video captured work which folds together visualizations from computer-generated artificial life with a recipe for growth of the prototype human – the homunculus and footage of specimens from “roadside museum”. These sources collaboratively seek an extracted poetic from their versions of the emergence of life.
Timothy Weaver is a new media artist and former life scientist whose concerted objective has been to contribute to the broadening of creative inquiry at the art / technology interface. Timothy’s recent new media projects have been featured at transmediale, FILE, New Forms Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Korean Experimental Arts Festival and in the USA at Boston CyberArts, SIGGRAPH, and the New York Digital Salon. Weaver is Assistant Professor of eMAD | Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado USA.