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Pamela Winfrey

Pamela Winfrey is the scientific research curator for the Arizona Cancer Center for Evolution and the Aktipis Cooperation and Conflict Lab, at Arizona State University. In this capacity she curates installations, residencies, and experiences, acting as a catalyst between artists and scientists. She is also an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, playwright, and novelist.

This is Not a Hot Dog

The Arizona Cancer Evolution Center examines the iconic hot dog and considers all of the things that it means to people. After all, food is not just food; it represents myriad ideas that can be unpacked and investigated. Class, memory, health, disease, ritual, and family can all be explored through the hot dog.
Is the hot dog an emblem of Fourth of July picnics? Cancer? Food insecurity? Baseball?
This installation invites you to add your own thoughts and ideas. We want to know: what does a hot dog mean to you?