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interview | 10.31.16

Heather Dewey-Hagborg Questions DNA as Big Data

Joel Kuennen, Heather Dewey-Hagborg

D&S artist-in-residence Heather Dewey-Hagborg’s work was recently profiled in ArtSlant.

At the same time, DNA extraction and sequencing has never been cheaper or easier. In light of this and the continued reliance on DNA as forensic proof, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg approaches the cultural conception of DNA through a hacker mindset, exploiting vulnerabilities in our legal code to expose society’s unwarranted reliance on DNA as an object of truth.

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