Further Reading: Bioart cont'd
The Critical Art Ensemble have published numerous books. The most recent is the most germane to this chapter, entitled Molecular Invasion (Autonomedia, 2002). Eduardo Kac has edited a collection of essays on bioart entitled Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006) and has collected his own essays on bioart in Telepresence and Bio Art: Networking, Humans, Rabbits, and Robots (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2005).
For discussions of the relationship between bioart and other forms of art -- some of which question whether "bioart" is in fact a useful category -- see W.J.T. Mitchell, "The Work of Art in the Age of Biocybernetic Reproduction," in What do Pictures Want: The Lives and Loves of Images (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), pp. 309-335; Steve Wilson, Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2002).
For more on biotech hobbyism, see Natalie Jeremijenko and Eugene Thacker, Creative Biotechnology: A User's Manual (Newcastle upon Tyne: Locus+ Publishing Ltd, 2004) and Jeremijenko’s online site.