Biofact: Asymptote on the life
The biotechnology seems to fill in the role of the Host. Tissue engineering enables the growth of cell in vitro, and the religious miracle is substituted by technological life. The manufactured tissues replace the dysfunctional organs, and make visible a roseate future. The idea of body is, however, facing a crisis, while the organ could maintain it’s own life. The autonomous cell cultures maintain itself as a body, and the conventional body is substituted by the weird and accidental life, which is formed by the uncontrolled growth.
The idea of biofact plays a decisive role at this point. It is based on the endogenous design, so that it prevent the advent of the chimeras. Biofact, which is the coinage of bios and artefact, denotes the biological artefact, which is alive. It grows by itself, but it haven't any autonomy - unlike the other natural life. It’s because it has always it’s creator. Biofact is produced as planned and intended, and for that purpose it should be controlled technically. But the technical control can not be performed as intended. Biotech tries to reduce the manufactured organ to utilitarian goods, but the biofact escapes from such reductionism while it maintains it’s own life.
The technoscience, which tries to fill in the role of the religious symbol, the Host, be faced with difficulty at this point. The biotech brings the chimeras from the greek myth into reality, and it’s product wouldn't be an object of sacrifice, but embody the form of life. Biofact prefer to be a fetish - confront the technological reductionism, and the rest, that cannot be goods, radiates the uncontrolled energy of life. The technological control is destined to failure, so that the technoscience takes the lesson of the modern, that uses symbol and image to treat the uncontrolled energy. The symbol bears the energy of things in itself, and in this regression it keeps the tension between technique and life.