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SPARE PARTS Friday Late: Future Bodies

Science Gallery London , Guy’s Campus, London

26 Apr
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Prosthesis – Simulation kit of externalised human brain tissue by Antye Guenther
Part of Spare Parts: Rethinking Human Repair

Leave the present behind and explore the technologies of the future that will allow the human body to be repaired, regenerated and reimagined. How might these technologies change lives, what ethical discussions need to take place and will they shift what it means to be human?

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Highlights include:

Cacti grafting
Cultivate a crop of grafted cacti and discover the links between this ancient horticultural technique and modern tissue engineering with Gynelle Leon from PRICK! and King’s College London PhD students Daria Belokhvostova and Ines Tomas.

Prosthesis - simulation kit of externalised human brain tissue
Stemming from the narrative of a fictional South Korean research team, this performance lecture by artist Antye Guenther explores the possibility of extending the brain beyond the limitations the skull, in order to enhance brain functions and increase cognitive performance. Could brain extensions become status symbols, targeted by the fashion industries?

The Anatomy Lesson - Dissecting Medical Futures
Is technological innovation always desirable?  Speculative designer Agi Haines invites you to step into the shoes of a future doctor and probe modified body parts that have malfunctioned. Can you remove a cyst that has developed on a bionic eye implant?

How to greet a robot
Shake hands with a new generation of robots that can respond to the movements of your muscles developed by Ernest Kamavuako from the Department of Informatics.

Moonbow (DJ set)
The evening’s music comes from Moonbow; the sonic brainchild of London artist Eleanor Hardwick. Moonbow's DJ sets, at turns euphoric, melancholic, dystopian and utopian, combine organic and electronic sounds to create colourful palettes of glitched percussion, luscious textures and the voice as an instrument.


Friday Lates at Science Gallery London are a chance to explore the gallery after hours, enjoy a drink and bite to eat, and discover talks, workshops, performances and music brought to you by inspiring artists and researcher

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