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Designs for Different Futures: BODIES

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BODIES

Applying makeup, using a prosthetic limb, or taking hormones are all ways we use design today to alter our bodies and minds. What comes next? The projects here grapple with choices about how our bodies might look, feel, and function in different futures, and explore who will get to make these decisions. Here, designers are asking questions about what makes us human, and how that might change in years to come.

PhoeniX Exoskeleton

Designed by Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni

PhoeniX Exoskeleton

ca. 2013

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Vespers III

Designed by Neri Oxman

Vespers Death Masks Series 3 BIO

2016

 

Estrofem! Lab

Mary Maggic

Estrofem! Lab

2016-17

 

 

Housewives Making Drugs

Circumventive Organs

Designed by Agi Haines

Circumventive Organs

2013

 

Essentials Suite for Wheelchairs

Seated Design: Sleeves and Shirt

Designed by Lucy Jones

Seated Design: Sleeves and Shirt

2016

 

Stance

Designed by Anthony Ta, Brendan Ngo, and Darren Manuel/Simple Limb Init.

Stance

2016

 

MinION Portable Gene Sequencer

Made by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Oxford, England

MinION Portable Gene Sequencer

2015?

 

DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit

Designed by Josiah Zayner

DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit

2016

 

AlterEgo

Arnav Kapur

AlterEgo

2018

 

Chemical Microlab for the Skin

Designed by John A. Rogers

Chemical Microlab for the Skin

2018

 

Allevi 2 Bioprinter

Designed by Ricky Solarzano

Allevi 2 Bioprinter

2018

 

Lia: The Flushable and Biodegradable Pregnancy Test

        

Designed by Bethany Edwards

Lia: The Flushable and Biodegradable Pregnancy Test

2018

 

AmpliDxRx Kit

Jose Gomez-Marquez

AmpliDxRx Kit

2018

 

UNYQ 3D-Printed Scoliosis Wearable

Designed by Francis Bitonti

UNYQ 3D-Printed Scoliosis Wearable

2018

 

Onyx2 and Pearl2 Couples Set

Recyclable and Rehealable Electronic Skin

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Neurodildo: A Mind-Controlled Sex Toy with Electrical Stimulus Feedback

Alcor Emergency Bracelet and Necklace