Richard Pell


Center For PostNatural History

Description

The Center for PostNatural History is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to the complex interplay between culture, nature and biotechnology. The PostNatural refers to living organisms that have been altered through processes such as selective breeding or genetic engineering to meet human desires. The mission of the Center for PostNatural History is to acquire, interpret and provide access to a collection of living, preserved and documented organisms of postnatural origin.




Biography

  • Richard Pell

    Rich Pell is an artist working at the intersections of science, engineering and culture. He is the founder of the Center for PostNatural History, an …

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Project Updates

  • 2012: Center for PostNatural History is included in Roadside America guidebook

  • 2012: Center for PostNatural History is profiled in Sage Magazine

  • 2012: Center for PostNatural History featured in New Scientist Magazine

  • 2012: Center for PostNatural History celebrates the grand opening of its permanent exhibition facility in Pittsburgh on March 2

  • 2012: Center for PostNatural History presents to the Association of American Geographers’ annual conference

  • 2012: Center for PostNatural History is the feature interview in the February issue of Nature Magazine.

  • 2011” Pell exhibits elements of Center for PostNatural History at Royal Institute of Science in Melbourne, Australia

  • 2011: Pell exhibits elements of Center for PostNatural History at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

  • 2011: Center for PostNatural History wins honorary mention in the Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts category

  • 2011: Center for PostNatural History has a new permanent home in Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2010: Center for PostNatural History presents themed exhibit Strategies in Genetic Copy Prevention at the Verbeke Foundation in Belgium

  • 2010: Center for PostNatural History receives Maker’s Muse Award from the Kindle Project to support overhead costs for a new physical Center, slated to open in Pittsburgh in 2011

  • 2010: Pell develops Center for PostNatural History while in residence at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

  • 2010: Center for PostNatural History exhibits Transgenic Mosquitoes of Southern California at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in conjunction with ZERO1 Festival

  • 2009: Center for PostNatural History presents Transgenic Organisms of New York State in Corpus Extremus (LIFE+) at ExitArt, featured in The New York Times, Nature Magazine and on renowned science writer Carl Zimmer’s blog The Loom

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