The Perceptions of Promise exhibition at the Glenbow Museum was a great success. Opening night attracted a large crowd, and the show received many visitors sincethen, as well as great reviews from the media.

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Near the end of the exhibition, the project organizers held a remarkable panel discussion entitled POP/Science: When Pop Culture Intersects with Biotechnology, moderated by veteran CBC broadcaster Barbara Budd. Among the panelists were Derek van der Kooy as well contributors Timothy Caulfield, Sean Caulfield, Karen Rothenberg. The panel was followed by the launch of the Perceptions of Promise exhibition catalogue, which features images from the exhibition along with essays by participants, offering a compelling glimpse into a unique collaboration between scientists, scholars, and artists in a visually engaging publication.

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Perceptions of Promise: Biotechnology, Society and Art is an interdisciplinary and collaborative project that brings together a group of internationally recognized artists and social commentators (e.g. philosophers, sociologists, legal scholars, scientists) in order to produce a body of original art work and accompanying essays exploring the complex legal, ethical and social issues associated with advancements made in life science technologies with a particular focus on stem cell research. The project will result in multiple outputs including, among others, a major exhibition at the Glenbow Museum scheduled for January 2011, as well as a publication featuring critical essays and reproductions from the exhibition.

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