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Keynote speakers

Lori B. Andrews

Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology

Professor Andrews is distinguished professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent and director of IIT's Institute for Science, Law and Technology. She has been a visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

Professor Lori B. Andrews is an internationally recognized expert on emerging technologies, including genetics and social media, and has been an adviser on genetic and re-productive technology to the US Congress, the World Health Organization and oth-ers. She has served as a consultant to the science ministers of 12 countries on the issues of embryo stem cells, gene patents and DNA banking. She also served as chair of the federal Working Group on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project. She is author of 11 nonfiction books, including The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology (1999); Future Perfect: Confronting Decisions About Genetics (2001); Body Bazaar: The Market for Human Tissue in the Biotechnology Age (2001) (with Dorothy Nelkin); Genetics, Ethics, Law and Policy (2015, 4th edition, co-authored with Maxwell Mehlman and Mark Rothstein); I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (2012). Furthermore, she has published articles on art in the art-science field, urging policymakers to identify and remedy social problems by under-standing the work of artists and novelists. She is also the author of a series of mystery novels: Sequence (2006), The Silent Assassin (2007), and Immunity (2008).

Website: https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/faculty/full-time-faculty/lori-b-andrews 




Peter Boxall

Professor of English, Centre for Creative and Critical Thought, University of Sussex

Professor Boxall finished his doctorate at the University of Sussex in 1997, and has been teaching English there since 1999. He has also taught for the universities of New York and Gothenburg.

His research focuses on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in modernist and contemporary writing, and more recently on the longer history of the novel. His works broadly cover literature and theory in the modern and contemporary period. He has written books on Samuel Beckett and Don DeLillo, and a broader work on the contemporary novel, entitled Twenty-First Century Fiction. He is currently working on The Value of the Novel, a book project for Cambridge University (due in 2015) and in the early stages of a project on the history of the novel, The Prosthetic Imagination: A History of the Novel as Artificial Life. He has also edited a wide range of works, including Thinking Poetry (co-edited with Peter Nicholls) as well as volume 7 of the Oxford History of the Novel (with Bryan Cheyette), and the UK journal, Textual Practice.

Website: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/16276



Paul Vanouse

Professor of Art, Co-Director of Emerging Practices MFA, and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Buffalo

Professor Vanouse has been working in emerging media forms since 1990, and leads a professional double life as an interdisciplinary researcher and artist. He holds a BFA from the University at Buffalo (1990) and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon Uni-versity (1996).

Paul Vanouse is an artist and Professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, NY, where he heads the program in Emerging Practices. Interdisciplinarity and impassioned amateurism guide his art practice. His biological and interactive media projects have been exhibited in over 25 countries and widely across the US. Recent solo exhibitions include: Schering Foundation in Berlin (2011), Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana (2011), Muffathalle in Munich (2012), and Beall Center at UC Irvine, Cali-fornia (2013). He has received numerous awards at festivals such as Prix ARS Elec-tronica in Austria and VIDA in Spain. His recent projects, “Latent Figure Protocol”, “Ocular Revision” and “Suspect Inversion Center” use molecular biology techniques to challenge “genome-hype” and to confront issues surrounding DNA fingerprinting, particularly the idea that the most authoritative image of our time, the DNA finger-print, is somehow natural.

Websites: http://www.paulvanouse.com/info.html