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Wilson Center Policy Discussion coming up

May 30, 2013

I am very excited about this event I am participating in on Monday afternoon:

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/stranger-visions-the-dna-you-leave-behind

It’s a policy discussion in DC about the bioethical and privacy issues raised by Stranger Visions. If you are in or near DC come by! I will have some work on display, give  a short presentation and then we will have an interactive discussion.

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6 Comments
  1. MIFord permalink
    June 12, 2013 8:18 pm

    Can the knowledge gained from your endeavors be used ro advance criminal investigations where the only evidence is DNA evidence?

    • June 19, 2013 12:07 pm

      It can but I think we need to be careful about how we use these new technologies. So yes, but with caution.

  2. Dave permalink
    June 19, 2013 2:00 am

    So, if you have access to the entire planet, you would be able to map the entire genome of humanity to specific geographical locations by their trash?

    (given enough computing power)

    ?

  3. June 19, 2013 7:36 am

    I’m curious about how this discussion went, and what your thoughts were on it. Do you think it productive project to write a blog post on it, or perhaps to provide some sort of minutes?

    • June 19, 2013 12:08 pm

      Great idea, I will try to do that. In the mean time, a video is available here: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/stranger-visions-the-dna-you-leave-behind

      • June 21, 2013 7:47 am

        Thanks for the link. Your work is compelling, though it also makes my brain wrench to a stop whenever I try to think in depth about it. I think that says a lot about the discourses, anxieties and desires your portraits tap into. I write a blog on teaching & learning (specifically targeted at the education in the Humanities in higher ed), and one of the main reasons I blog is because I’m trying to work out how to teach & learn in a way that is socially responsible, politicized, but perhaps primarily open & relational–open to challenge, and inviting of challenge, even. I also study critical race studies, and thinking about how to discuss race, ethnicity, and identity in the classroom is important to me. When I encountered your work online, I felt challenged. How does a teacher engage with questions of race & racism, ethnicity & culture, identity & genealogy, when confronted with “texts” like yours that are so, what, confusing? Confounding? That borrow from big-S “Science,” but are not created by or communicated by a scientist? Anyways, this is all to say that I would like to write a post on your work, and on the reactions & interpretations it has engendered. If you would be open to answering a few questions over email, it would be greatly appreciated, though I understand that this may not be a priority for you. If you’re interested, you can contact me at kabeshlm@mcmaster.ca.

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