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The Resource Biomedia, Eugene Thacker

Biomedia, Eugene Thacker

Label
Biomedia
Title
Biomedia
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Thacker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation As biotechnology defines the new millennium, genetic codes and computer codes increasingly merge-life understood as data, flesh rendered programmable. Where this trend will take us, and what it might mean, is what concerns Eugene Thacker in this timely book, a penetrating look into the intersection of molecular biology and computer science in our day and its likely ramifications for the future. Integrating approaches from science and media studies, Biomedia is a critical analysis of research fields that explore relationships between biologies and technologies, between genetic and computer "codes." In doing so, the book looks beyond the familiar examples of cloning, genetic engineering, and gene therapy-fields based on the centrality of DNA or genes-to emerging fields in which "life" is often understood as "information." Focusing especially on interactions between genetic and computer codes, or between "life" and "information," Thacker shows how each kind of "body" produced-from biochip to DNA computer-demonstrates how molecular biology and computer science are interwoven to provide unique means of understanding and controlling living matter. Throughout, Thacker provides in-depth accounts of theoretical issues implicit in biotechnical artifacts-issues that arise in the fields of bioinformatics, proteomics, systems biology, and biocomputing. Research in biotechnology, Biomedia suggests, flouts our assumptions about the division between biological and technological systems. New ways of thinking about this division are needed if we are to understand the cultural, social, and philosophical dimensions of such research, and this book marks a significant advance in the coming intellectualrevolution. Eugene Thacker is assistant professor of new media in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His writings on the social and cultural aspects of biotechnology
Member of
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thacker, Eugene
Dewey number
303.48/3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH506
LC item number
.T47 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 D-393
  • QH 506
NLM item number
T358b 2004
Series statement
Electronic mediations
Series volume
v. 11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Molecular biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Philosophy
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular biology
  • Moleculaire biologie
  • Biotechnologie
  • Informatieverwerking (computer)
  • Filosofische aspecten
Label
Biomedia, Eugene Thacker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Is Biomedia? -- Bioinformatics: BLAST, BioPerl, and the Language of the Body -- Wet Data: Biochips and BioMEMS -- Biocomputing: Is the Genome a Computer? -- Nanomedicine: Molecules That Matter -- Systems Biology: Parallel CorpoRealities -- Conclusion: The Bioethics of Metadesign
Control code
144618711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816695966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbn2qt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144618711
Label
Biomedia, Eugene Thacker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What Is Biomedia? -- Bioinformatics: BLAST, BioPerl, and the Language of the Body -- Wet Data: Biochips and BioMEMS -- Biocomputing: Is the Genome a Computer? -- Nanomedicine: Molecules That Matter -- Systems Biology: Parallel CorpoRealities -- Conclusion: The Bioethics of Metadesign
Control code
144618711
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816695966
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbn2qt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)144618711

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