Professor Pell Exhibits at the Gregg Museum in Raleigh, NC
Professor Rich Pell will be debuting his work, â€œThe Mermaid De-Extinction Projectâ€� at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC on October 17 as part of the â€œArtâ€™s Work in the Age of Biotechnologyâ€� exhibition. The exhibition, which continues through March 15, 2020, is organized by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Society and the NC State University Libraries.
â€œThe Mermaid De-Extinction Projectâ€� examines historical and recent developments with respect to our scientific relationship to mythological mermaids. Beginning with early modern scientists descriptions of mermaid sightings, proceeding through 19th century â€œFeejeeâ€� mermaid specimens and culminating with the ongoing effort to understand or falsify mermaid-like genomic data originating from the Siren Genomics revelations.
Pell will also speak on the â€œBiotechnology as Cultureâ€� panel on October 18.