An interactive exhibition of genetic inspired artwork, created by students and alumni of Goldsmiths.
GEkNOwME is an exhibition which encourages people to think about their own genomes in a different way. It is organised by The Accessible Genetics Consortium, and will showcase original, genetically-inspired artwork by students at Goldsmiths. Examples include a knitted DNA helix, which will be used to demonstrate how DNA replication occurs, and a book containing 30,000,000 DNA base sequences to demonstrate just how massive our genome is. There will also be interactive activities, and experts will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about genetics.
The overarching aim of the event is to demonstrate that genes are not deterministic – that their effects are subtle, synergistic, complex, contradictory and influenced by the environment, and to demonstrate this through human examples. Whilst some of these concepts might be explained more simply by looking at organisms such as pea plants and fruit flies, we really want people to understand these concepts as they relate to their own experiences.
This event is free and open to everyone.
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