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Form and function : the image on the inside of the eggshell : an investigation of GE technology, its applications, the ethics involved and the possible physical and psychological impact of such procedures

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Pitchford, Jo(Joanne) 2002 , 'Form and function : the image on the inside of the eggshell : an investigation of GE technology, its applications, the ethics involved and the possible physical and psychological impact of such procedures', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

My research examines the techniques of GE and its many applications, from GE food
crops and animals, xenotransplantation, stem cell research, cloning and eugenics. My
project focuses on the possible effects these research practices could have on the
environment and all ecosystems, the effects regarding the consequences to people
exposed to these practices and the ethical issues involved.
The visual components of my work express my concepts of the aberrant life forms
that could possibly occur as the result of the misuse of GE technology. I have used
photographic images and actual (as opposed to metaphoric) images on the inside of
eggshells to express these concepts in a 'literal' form. The bone shadow
installation is a metaphor indicating the 'foreshadowing' of the jumbled results of
the mixing of genetic material from many different species. The installation could also
be interpreted as a glimpse of future life forms; formed, but not yet functioning.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Pitchford, Jo(Joanne)
Keywords: Genetic engineering, Genetic engineering, Genetic engineering
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Thesis (MFA)--University of Tasmania, 2003. Includes bibliographical references

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