Vertical Bed is a sort of static prostheses that allows a person to fall asleep in a standing position. By bolting into cracks between the sidewalks, subway grates, or other rigid contact points, the suit will support it’s wearer with a minimum of visible hardware or occupied space, holding the sleeper’s weight with concealed harnesses
Free ice cream made to taste like memory and spectacle, giant helium-filled balloons that makes you feel 35 kg lighter and an hypnotizing performance on ice
Philippe Rahm re-created, inside a room, the climate and exact daylight that the city of Bolzano would experience in the absence of global warming. The installation demonstrates how today, you can still obtain a ‘natural’ climate but only through artificial means
The International Symposium on Electronic Art takes place biannually in various cities throughout the world. This year, the main exhibition features 16 works developed specifically for ISEA2008 by international and local artists. Priscilla Bracks reports from Singapore
Part of the pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food we ingest eventually end up in waste water. As treatment plants haven’t been designed to filter them, the content of our medicine cabinets are eventually passed into the water supply. In London, tap water comes from surface water which implies that traces of our medicine can end up in our drinking water. This results in local differences in tap water which reveals potential local city-body ecologies or biotopes
A project presented at the Royal College of Art graduation show wonders whether a transgenic animal could function as a whole mechanism for external organ replacement and not simply supply the parts. Could humans become parasites and live off another organism’s bodily functions?
The latest installation of Dutch wonder artist Marnix de Nijs spectacularly recreates a visual and dynamic body experience of the city of Florence. Jump on the treadmill and walk through its 3D cobbled streets…
Swedish physician Gustav Zander’s institute in Stockholm, founded in the late nineteenth century and stocked with his custom-built machines, was the first “gym” in the sense that we know the word today
Medical robots and mannequins humanized into subjects by the personnel charged with their care. They name them, dress them in holiday attire and construct a narrative through their care
Barking coats, hidden messages in the tablecloth, fermented dresses, sensitive shoes and sensual switches
Kate’s quirky design, fashion, performative and space projects focus on the body, its habits, movements, and the dynamic sectional relationship to its surrounding structures
An exhibition of media art works which invites us to consider the brain as a site for interpretation, for scientific and philosophical debates, for examining our relationship to the world – and for questioning our common sense.
In Sensorium, contemporary artists and writers explore the implications of the techno-human interface
The videos of the conference which took place at FACT in Liverpool on February 8 & 9 have been made available online
Set of unofficial favorite photos of the staff of the Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC.
The exhibition invited visitors to look at the relationship between the artist, the artwork and themselves, in the light of the latest discoveries in the neurological sciences about the human brain and its effects on the emotions
Prototype toys to enhance our sensory range and feel like an animal, even as tiny as an ant or as big as a giraffe
The human animal has lost its natural instinct for the real dangers. This device will give cause a shiver to run down your spine. It makes your neck hair stand up and wakes the alert animal inside,
when you should fear what is around you.
Fernando Orellana had his own brain activity registered while he was sleeping and transfered the data on a robot to determine its head positions and behaviour
Knitting for electronic devices and people suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity
What can a map of London made of urine samples and postcodes teach us about the way we will interact with each other and our environment in the near future?
When technologies merge with the body, they redefine its material and functional properties. As the human anatomy gains technological capabilities, where does the body end and the machine begin?
A visit to the Cloaca retrospective at the Casino de Luxembourg. How works of art can mechanically produce other works of art that some might want to flush down the loo
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