Spontaneously Occurring Atmospheric Clowns

Spontaneously Occurring Atmospheric Clowns, Oil on paper, 18″ x 24″, 2017

Nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and genetic editing will merge to form a new synthetic technology platform, producing hoards of nanobots, each no larger than a dust particle but with emergent intelligence. Like swarms of insects, these will work in a networked matrix, remotely controlled like a drone until they begin to act as autonomous agents. They can be inhaled and they can penetrate buildings.

Cisgenia

 

Cisgenia, oil on canvas, 48" x 48" by Robert Egert, painted in 2017 part of the series, Great PlainsCIsgenia, Oil and pigmented glue on canvas, 48″ x 48″, 2017

Cisgenesis is a type of genetic engineering used to design plants as agriproducts. It’s a form of genetically modified organism that is being marketed without using the term GMO.

Cisgenic plants have been modified using genes sourced from the same species vs truly genetically modified organisms which use source genes from distant unrelated or sexually incompatible species.