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DNA: frightening government privacy invasion tool of tomorrow or beautiful source of personal art today?
posted by mathowie (18 comments total)

 
The universe's first database.
posted by angry modem at 4:24 PM on September 11, 2005


The ultimate in self-indulgence, or sort-of-interesting abstract art?
posted by interrobang at 4:35 PM on September 11, 2005


Paging Dr. Artificial Dichotomy... Dr Artificial Dichotomy to the white courtesy phone...
posted by docgonzo at 4:38 PM on September 11, 2005


Uh, Matt... I think this is a double.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:39 PM on September 11, 2005


Hello? Hello? Damnit, man! I was in surgery! *click*

It's a floor wax and a dessert topping!
posted by loquacious at 4:40 PM on September 11, 2005


It's like pooping your pants, it can happen to anybody.
posted by snsranch at 4:52 PM on September 11, 2005


the privacy invasion tool link is new.

I don't mind tho. DNA, like tracer rounds, points both ways.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:55 PM on September 11, 2005


i can't think of a worse tool to hand the government.
posted by brandz at 5:00 PM on September 11, 2005


"the formeur; non; ze latteur, nah, mate, what teh BLEEP do u know about it?" etç...
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:05 PM on September 11, 2005


Surely this would never be misused.
posted by beth at 5:28 PM on September 11, 2005


or largely forgotten NYC No Wave band featuring Arto Lindsay?
posted by Hat Maui at 5:33 PM on September 11, 2005


Did Quark steal part of dna11's logo?
posted by daninnj at 5:35 PM on September 11, 2005


Im at risk of sounding like a typical stupid human, but that DNA art is an eye sore.
posted by pwally at 5:36 PM on September 11, 2005


Stupid humans. Always wanting to look at things that are good to look at. Next thing you know they'll be wanting to eat things that taste good.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:24 PM on September 11, 2005


Ramen.
posted by pwally at 6:31 PM on September 11, 2005


The art looks disappointing. Couldn't they have done something with fractals? Admittedly, it's such a large data set, but still, rows and columns are so ... linear
posted by cleardawn at 7:23 PM on September 11, 2005


If I understand what they're doing, they're just using a tiny fragment of your DNA to make the picture.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:35 PM on September 11, 2005


Gattaca Warhol.
posted by nofundy at 7:24 AM on September 12, 2005


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