Who Owns Your Body? Patricia Piccinini and the Future of Bioethics

(2013) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 370-378.

Posted: 16 Dec 2013

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Matthew Rimmer

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Date Written: December 1, 2013

Abstract

This article analyses some popular cultural representations of biotechnology, especially the artistic work of the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini to reflect on the role of law, technology and ethics in relation to bodily material. Her view that "with creation … comes an obligation to care for the result", so evident in her poignant pictures, is a sober reminder to us of our responsibilities in regulating new technologies.

Keywords: Patricia Piccinini, culture, biotechnology, regulation, human body, art, law, science, bioethics

Suggested Citation

Rimmer, Matthew, Who Owns Your Body? Patricia Piccinini and the Future of Bioethics (December 1, 2013). (2013) 21 Journal of Law and Medicine 370-378.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2368061

Matthew Rimmer (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4000
Australia

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