Pigs may not be able to fly just yet, but at least three of them glow.
Taiwanese researchers said Friday they have bred the pigs, all of them males, with a fluorescent material in a move they hope will benefit the island's stem cell research effort.
The fluorescent pigs are green from inside out, including their hearts and internal organs, said Wu Shinn-Chih, assistant professor of animal science at the prestigious National Taiwan University.
“Only one in a hundred (injected embryos) will successfully be transgenic,” Wu said. “When the embryo grows and becomes a pig, the pig will be fluorescent that glows in the dark.”
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
312 is looking for single channel artist videos that explore the concept of THE INTERIOR, from physical to spiritual and everything in-between.
Submissions are not limited to any particular understanding of the concept of THE INTERIOR, but are simply asked to explore this topic, however loosely.
312 welcomes submissions from emerging and established artists, as well as art students.
The work should look good on a small screen (11” wide x 8.5” high/28 cm wide x 22 cm high). Duration: between 1 – 7 minutes in length.
Send only NTSC miniDV, VHS or DVD. We CANNOT accept PAL format. Please ensure that your DVD+/-R works on a conventional home player.
Please include an Artist Statement, Brief Bio (50-100 words), CV, Video Description, and SASE (within Canada ONLY; International submissions will not be returned).
Do not send submissions in fibre-filled envelopes.
All packages sent from outside Canada must clearly be labeled: “No
Commercial Value/$0, for cultural purposes only.” 312 will not pay any customs duties if the package is not labeled in this manner and your package will be sent back.
DEADLINE: Postmarked May 19, 2006.
Selected works will be exhibited as a part of 312 Offline.
We cannot offer artist fees at this time.
c/o Mark Prier
312-14 Beothuck Cres.,
Corner Brook, NL
312 is an alternative video exhibition space housed in the small foyer of an apartment. Showcasing one channel video work on a television, 312 offers the visitor an intimate experience—a relaxing chair, a set of headphones (or speakers for two people) and video art. It’s homey, it’s small, and it’s for video.
MAzine is an online project run by the post graduate community at Ravensbourne College. Individually we are researching areas as diverse as ecology, intellectual property, digital satire, mobile media, net art, hacktivism, the visualisation of data, emergence and epistemology, node nurturing and responsive environments. Together we are engaged in collaborative practice which identifies and builds on individual strengths as well as the common ground, which is often the most fertile.
We wish to promote fluid, cross-cultural and cross-specialist exchange among those with varied expertise and ambitions, reflecting diverse interests, backgrounds and cultures. We therefore encourage the participation of anyone who is interested in identifying and making the most of opportunities offered by new media and networked communities.
The technical and aesthetic aspects of MAzine will be experimental and challenging but above all will evolve to fulfill and reflect contributors’ interests, explorations and research.We will explore contemporary issues, trends and discussions in the area of networked media environments from technical, artistic, social and political perspectives.
Our aim is to develop a dynamic space for those engaged in post graduate or other research across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas to serve as:
- a showcase for innovation in art, design, science and technology
- a platform that challenges ideas about intellectual property
- an experimental model for online collaboration and publication
- a new home for research using the potential of the digital domain