BioArt Blog


October 3, 2017 | Bioart Blog

Bitter Trials

Taste is often associated with strong emotions and states of pleasure or displeasure, and is directly related to evolution. Orkan Telhan is currently focusing his research at Integral Molecular on bitter taste and the way that it is perceived by humans and other animals. Bitterness is generally described as a sharp, unpleasant or disagreeable flavor. People who are strongly opposed to bitter taste usually do not enjoy eating vegetables such as broccoli or brussels sprouts. The ability to detect bitterness is thought to have evolved as a way to protect ourselves from toxic plants and other substances.

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September 22, 2017 | Bioart Blog

We Have Lift Off.....!

The Science Center and Integral Molecular are happy to announce and welcome Orkan Telhan as the initial resident artist of our new BioArt Residency Program. This is considered to be a pilot residency and we are all going through an intense learning process getting it up and running. We will be documenting its growth and following our resident’s progress as it develops weekly, so please stay tuned for regular updates.

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September 7, 2017 | Bioart Blog

The Art of Science Inspires Residency Program at Biotech Company

A new kind of interdisciplinary artistic collaboration is happening in Philadelphia this fall. The University City Science Center has partnered with biotech company and uCity Square resident Integral Molecular to host an artist-in-residence program focused on biotechnology.

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