Carol Gigliotti, PhD (http://www.carolgiglotti.net), a writer, educator, and artist, teaches in Dynamic Media and Critical and Cultural Studies at Emily Carr University (ECU) in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Having developed ECU’s first Environmental Ethics course as well as Critical Animal Studies, she was curator of the recent Interactive Futures’11: Animal Influence, a multi-event project concerned with animal cognition, consciousness, agency and creativity. She has been involved in new media since 1989 and has been writing about ethics and technologies for the last twenty years. Her edited book, Leonardo's Choice: Genetic technologies and Animals, grew out of a special issue of the Springer_Verlag journal AI and Society, "Genetic Technologies and Animals." The expanded book is now out in both hardcover and paperback from the Ethics/Applied Philosophy Area of Springer in 2009. The book includes her essay, “Leonardo’s choice: the ethics of artists working with genetic technologies,” and essays by philosopher Steven Best, literary theorist Susan McHugh, feminist biologist Lynda Birke and a dialogue between Gigliotti and cultural theorist, Steve Baker. The essay "Leonardo's Choice: the ethics of artists working with genetic technologies " was also reprinted in Cognition, Communication, and Interaction: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Interactive Technology. Ed. Satinder P. Gill. Springer-Verlag, 2008. Other published essays include: “Sustaining Creativity and the Loss of the Wild” In M. Alexenberg's (ed.) Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology and Culture (2008), Bristol, UK: Intellect Press/Chicago: University of Chicago Press; and Gigliotti, C. (2005) “Artificial Life and the Lives of the Non-human” Parachute 119: 06 (05). An essay and interview with Dr. Gigliotti were recently featured in ANTENNAE: Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, http://www.antennae.org.uk/ as well as a recent essay in 2010 entitled “Heartburn: Indigestion, contention and animals in contemporary art.” She is on the Advisory and Editorial Boards of the Institute and Journal of Critical Animal Studies. She continues to be a doctoral advisor for the CAIIA-Hub in the University of Plymouth, UK, and is on a number of international advisory boards concerned either with media or animal studies. She is a reviewer for 13 different university presses, international academic journals, and governmental funding organizations, including Columbia University, MIT Press, University of Toronto, SSHRC, NSERC, and the Austrian Science Fund (2007-2010). She is a Senior Editor on Antennae: Journal of Nature in the Visual Arts. UK (2009-present). In spring of 2008, she was the Recipient of the John and Betty Gray Writing Residency at The Sitka Center for the Arts.
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