What Makes Us Human: An Art + Genomics Convergence (Online Exhibition)

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of UC Santa Cruz's online publication of the assembled human genome, What Makes Us HumanAn Art + Genomics Convergence assembles contributions from researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. This online exhibition showcases the multifaceted approach of artists, humanists, and scientists working across disciplines to investigate art and genetics.

Spearheaded by OpenLab Collaborative Research Center, and the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at UC Santa Cruz, this initiative is designed to establish a platform for researchers to collaborate and exchange ideas.

What Makes Us Human is sponsored by the OpenLab Collaborative Research Center and UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, with support from the California Art + Design Consortium fund and Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST).
Register here for the opening reception on 11/12/20 from 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. 
Exhibition available online from 11/12/20–6/30/21 
FREE and open to the public

Wednesday, June 30

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Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture, Research, Science & Technology



Arts Division


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