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Heather Dewey-Hagborg
 Interview: Heather Dewey-Hagborg
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Ever think about all the bits of yourself that you leave behind everywhere you go? We all leave behind traces of genetic material pretty much each time we visit any location. Derek's latest guest, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, is an artist who had a massive curiosity about just how much of our personal information we leave behind in the form of DNA evidence. Heather went on a personal mission to find out if she could artistically replicate portraits of people from the DNA they leave behind everywhere you go.
Show Notes
 

– Date – December 31st, 2013
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Interview: Heather Dewey-Hagborg [15:00]
– Used to be involved with facial recognition systems.
Stranger Visions has been her ‘big’ project for the past few years.
– First portrait was when she was looking a piece of art and saw a hair left behind.
– She worked at the Open Source Lab in NYC ‘GenSpace’.
– ‘Snipedia‘ and ‘23 And Me‘ have some great free, on all known human DNA snips.
– She reverse engineered software to help create the models.
– There are a few different people who have been using DNA as artwork.
– Law Enforcement is starting to use DNA for suspect sketching.
– Her Stranger Visions project is being toured around you can find out more at her website.
– See a cool video presentation featuring more about her project.

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