Category Archives: body modification

Auf dem Weg zu künstlich hergestelltem Leben – Von Designer-Bakterien zum Designer-Menschen?

Bislang, durch entsprechende Manipulationen der äußeren Welt, formte der Mensch die Natur. Inzwischen haben wir einen Punkt erreicht, an dem die Technologie beginnt, den Menschen zu formen. Dass das Editieren unserer Gene sowohl in utopische als auch dystopische Szenarien münden … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Biochip Implants

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Body Architecture by Lucy & Bart

Another perspective can of course be found in the “absurd” human enhancement works of LucyandBart (Lucy McRae and Bart Hess) that is often described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. Both share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression, … Continue reading

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Human Enhancement – The Role of Art and Design

Already mentioned before, but in context of certain art and design positions in terms of human enhancement technologies we would like to draw attention again to some of the RCA (Royal College of Art, London) projects in this field: The Methods Network was … Continue reading

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German Books on enhancement, bioethics, body aesthetics and transhumanity.

In context of our latest book recommendation we would also like to mention a couple of german publications around the enhancement debate. First of all the nicely compiled “No body is perfect” (Editors: Johann S. Ach, Arnd Pollmann), which compiles 17 … Continue reading

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Rebecca Horn – Finger Gloves

German contemporary performance artist and filmmaker Rebecca Horn, performing her “Finger Gloves” in 1972. The image below shows her performance piece in which she wears long balsa extensions on her fingers, an example of her body-extension creations, which play with ideas … Continue reading

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USB Finger

Jerry Jalava, after loosing his finger in an accident, has now embedded a 2Gg USB stick in his prosthesis.  Watch more pics of this practical construction on his flickr!

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Lick the Sun – Beauty and the body modification

Sydney-based digital artist Brian Walker creates scenes that meld illustration and fashion with an element of surprise. Stemming from a passion for illustration to depict his ideas and concepts of surrealist landscapes and characters, Walker uses photography as a tool … Continue reading

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