Artist faces possible reconstructed from DNA found dumped in the streets
Perhaps those who saw the movie Gattaca remember the scenes where the protagonist would wash thoroughly because I knew that the authorities could give him his finding any biological trace as hair or nails. Few are aware of the enormous amount of information contained in our DNA and we spread casually in the world every time, for example, we launched a chewing gum used in the garbage bin.
New technologies and ever-decreasing cost have greatly facilitated the analysis of our genetic code, and an impressive way to analyze its consequences is through the works of the American artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who uses genetic technologies like many other artists who are experimenting with DNA in his works (such as English who mixed Elvis genetic code with a mouse ).
The Dewey-Hagborg project called Visions Stranger , and is that has spent the last six months recreating the faces of anonymous people from their hairs located randomly in public places such as libraries or the subway, using a battery of new technologies that let you create a full-scale portrait of the people who belong to these hairs.
A sample of the technology used by the artist is seen in the picture above, where poses with his portrait from its DNA. Obviously, pictures are not accurate, but the images are chilling certainly questioning about our genetic identity, and above all by the chances that something as small as a hair can serve to be increasingly monitored by the authorities.
Link: Heather Dewey-Hagborg Uses DNA To Reconstruct Your Identity for Art (Motherboard)