INTERSECTING DATA FIELDS AN ART & GENOMICS COLLABORATION BY KAROLINA KARLIC AND JENNIFER PARKER
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UCSC GENOMICS INSTITUTE
UCSC RESEARCH PARK, 2300 DELAWARE, SANTA CRUZ, CA USA
OCTOBER 2019 - JUNE 2020
This exhibit was born out of a desire to mobilize the power of art to tell a story about the diversity of the people, work, and impact of the Genomics Institute. Artists and Professors Jennifer Parker and Karolina Karlic invited all Genomics Institute faculty, researchers and staff to participate in a portrait series that uncovered the lens through which genomics is seen by the people who live and work in it. Each person was asked to bring an object of significance — something that inspired their being, personally and professionally. The result is a stimulating exploration of the diversity of the group as seen not only through the eyes and expressions, but also through the objects that reflect influences beyond the immediate work space. Given the times available to photograph, not all faculty, researchers and staff of the Genomics Institute were able to participate; those that did represent the extraordinary diversity of the group — from graduate student researchers in cancer, to undergraduate employees who are invaluable to making things operate well, to brilliant computational scientists whose research is dedicated to using genomics to protect species.
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