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Augmented Bodies

Designer Babies: the Kids of the Future?

What if you had the choice of sparing your child from diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or autism? Scientists are working on new DNA techniques that will allow you to choose embryos with edited genes. This gene technology can lower the risk of severe illness as well as increase certain desired factors, like a higher I.Q., athletic ability, eye and hair color and gender.

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Artificial Eye in the Making
Augmented Bodies

Looking into the Artificial Eye

Sensor specialist iniLabs recently developed what they call a neuromorphic sensor able to mimic the human eye and the ways it processes information. Researchers at Kingston University in London, in cooperation with King’s College London and University College London, are working on possible applications for this new discovery.

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Heart Repair with Spinach Leaf
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Heart Repair with Spinach Leaves

Want to become a “plant-org”, half plant half human? This might soon be possible thanks to a new engeneering technique. Scientists are developing a new approach in tissues regeneration to replace damaged human heart tissues with decelluralized spinach leaves.

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Join Leanne Wijnsma at Odorama: Icons of Smell, a night full of multi-sensory experiences at Mediamatic in Amsterdam
Augmented Bodies

Leanne Wijnsma at Mediamatic

We increasingly use digital technology to augment our senses, but we rarely realize that some of them are excluded from the process. The sense of smell is one of those senses, that’s why experience designer Leanne Wijnsma developed The Smell of Data, a scent dispenser to warn us from hazardous websites. On April 19 at 20:00, Wijnsma will presents the project during Odorama: Icons of Smell, a night full of multi-sensory experiences at Mediamatic in Amsterdam. With professors Ep Köster and Charles Spence, the panel will explain everything about the impact of scents on our consciousness and behavior.

Photo: Neon Moiré

The MucoJet capsule
Intimate Technology

3D Printed Capsule Replaces Needle Injection

Everyone knows that short moment of anxiety when the nurse gets out the syringe and wants to inject it in your arm. Even though most of the times it’s just a matter of seconds and barley no pain, it still is an annoying experience and for some people it could be a nightmare. To overcome this challenge, a team of researchers from UC Berkeley has developed MucoJet, a self administered, needle-free device.

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An evening with Agi Haines, René ten Bos and Steve Kurtz to explore the possibilities of reshaping humankind on cellular level.
Augmented Bodies

Agi Haines at Impakt Event: Accursed Creator

On April 5 at 20:00, Fotodok and Impakt present Accursed Creator: The Art of Bio-Hacking. “Accursed Creator” are the words used by Frankenstein’s monster to refer to his creator in the climax of Mary Shelly’s book. It would come as no surprise to you that Agi Haines “The Frankenstein of Design” was invited to the panel. Together with philosopher René ten Bos and artist Steve Kurtz, the speakers will explore the possibility of reshaping humankind on cellular level. The event connects Fotodok’s exhibition (Re)Inventing Nature to the Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems.

gene therapy cure chronic disease
Augmented Bodies

Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Gene therapy has been there for decades. The idea is beautiful, one single treatment to get rid of horrific diseases forever. Before gene therapy was introduced diseases such as severe combined immune deficiency or SCID could only be treated with bone marrow transplant, which is a very pricey and delicate solution. Recently gene therapy has proven to work on this dreadful disease.

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Jobs for the Extraordinary-Robots at Work #5

How will your job look like in 2050? Join our design competition Empowered by Robots and share your vision on the job of the future. The winners will become part of HUBOT, the job agency for humans and robots. Here you can only find works where humans and robots have an ultimate collaboration. Need some inspiration? Have a look at our series Robots at Work! In this last episode we present you five jobs for the extraordinary, the ones who won’t let themselves be categorized.

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