Richard Pell is founder of the Center for PostNatural History (CPNH) and co-founder of the Institute of Applied Autonomy. The CPNH researches and exhibits living organisms that have been altered through processes such as selective breeding and genetic engineering. Pell’s research also focuses on the social implications of emerging technologies, such as robotics and biotechnology.
During the exhibition Alter Nature: We Can (21.11.2010-13.03.2011), the CPNH will present a construction consisting of a range of pieces from their collection: a transgenic chestnut leaf, a transgenic pheasant, several zebrafish, a transgenic mosquito and, last but not least, a video. Various information cards will provide detailed explanations of the transgenic organisms on display. And finally, the lounge will display a book in which the CPNH lists a number of strategies to prevent genetic copying (Strategies in Genetic Copy Prevention).