The Art and Science of Cell Death
This interdisciplinary, laboratory- and studio-based course enabled students to understand and analyze a specific cellular pathway involved in normal programmed cell death in human cells. Working in groups, students then applied this knowledge to the development, generation, and testing of their own novel indicator of cell death. Concurrently, they explored the idea and symbolism of death as it is represented in the visual arts through the creation of sculptural form. Inspired by their scientific investigations, students designed on paper and then in Form Z (our CAD program) unique sculptures that were then fabricated using digital manufacturing tools - Ultimaker 2 3D printers and a ShopBot Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling machine.