NEWS:

My essay of 1994 (!) Aesthetics of a Virtual World has been featured in the current Antennae's Virtual Animal issue.

Read the entire issue here.


 

Now available in PAPERBACK from Springer, Amazon and Other Online Book Sellers

 

REVIEWS

 

Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals is an edited collection focusing on the profound affect the use of animals in biotechnology is having on both humans and other species. These essays, unlike the majority of discussions of biotechnology, take seriously the impact of these technologies on animals themselves. This collection’s central questions address the disassociation Western ideas of creative freedom have from the impacts those ideas and practices have on the non-human world.
This transdisciplinary collection includes perspectives from the disciplines of philosophy, cultural theory, art and literary theory, history and theory of science, environmental studies, law, landscape architecture, history, and geography. Its authors are at the forefront of the growing number of theorists and practioners concerned with the impact of new technologies on the more-than-human world.

 

 

Leonardo's Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals

 

 

 

 


 

Dr. Carol Gigliotti is a writer, scholar, and activist whose work focuses on the impact of new technologies on human relationships with animals and on the lives of animals themselves. It challenges the current assumptions of creativity and offers a more comprehensive understanding of creativity through recognizing animal cognition, creativity, consciousness, and agency. She is the editor of the book, Leonardo’s Choice: Genetic Technologies and Animals and the author of numerous book chapters and journal essays on these topics. Her work is supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Sitka Center for the Arts, and The Reverie Foundation, among others. She was, until recently, Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada and in the Fall of 2011 was Guest Curator of the Interactive Futures'11: Animal Influence. Gigliotti is on a number of international advisory boards concerned either with media or animal studies. She now lives in San Francisco, CA.

Her most recent essay, The Struggle for Compassion and Justice with Critical Animal Studies in the Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies is now available online here. The print version is due out later this year.

Her edited book, Leonardo's Choice: Genetic technologies and animals, published by the Ethics/Philosophy Area of Springer in hardcover in 2009, is now available in paperback.

Recent presentations include:

"Animal Influence" Closing presentation, Interactive Futures'11: Animal Influence. ECUAD, Vancouver, BC. Nov 17-19. Online vidoe available here.

Moderator, "Non Linear Story Telling" The International Digital Media Arts Association Conference 2010 Vancouver, BC. Nov 4-6.

"Animals and Art" Department of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara. Apr 29, 2010.

"Placing the Human: Roundtable with Phiip Beesley, Char Davies, Carol Gigliotti, and Jeff Malpas" Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto. Mar 26, 2010.

She is on the Review Board of the online Journal for Critical Animal Studies. She is on a number of international Advisory boards concerned with either media or animal studies and often reviews for university and commercial presses as well as serving as a research reviewer for governmental funding organizations. In the Spring of 2008, she was the Recipient of the John and Betty Gray WritingResidency at The Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology. Since 2009 she has been on the Senior Academic board of the online journal Antennae: the Journal of Nature in VIsual Culture.

Gigliotti may be reached at carolgigliotti at me dot com

Her CV in pdf form is available here.

 

  • The essay "Animal Influence", introduces the ANIMAL INFLUENCE double issue of ANTENNAE: Journal of Nature in the Visual Art documenting and reflecting on the Interactive Futures11: Animal Influence Conference, Exhibitions, Screenings and Performances at ECUAD in November 2011. The first issue, Issue 21, Summer 2012 may be found here.
  • Interview with Marc Bekoff, Keynote Speaker at Interactive Futures11: Animal Influence, Antennae:Journal of Nature in Visual Art, Issue 21, Summer, 2012. (forthcoming).
  • Guest Curator, Interactive Futures11: Animal Influence. Conference, exhibtions, screenings and performances. ECUAD, Vancouver, BC. Nov 17-19.
  • Gigliotti, C. " Heartburn: Indigestion, Contention and Animals in Contemproary Art." Antennnae: Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. 14/Autumn 2010, 25-33.
  • Moderator, "Non Linear Story Telling" The International Digital Media Arts Association Conference 2010 Vancouver, BC. Nov 4-6.
  • "Animals and Art" Department of Art, University of California, Santa Barbara. April 29, 2010.
  • "Placing the Human: Roundtable with Phiip Beesley, Char Davies, Carol Gigliotti, and Jeff Malpas" Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto. March 26, 2010.

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