Regine Debatty is a keen follower of the arts, and blogs about it on we-make-money-not-art. Artist Adam Zaretsky is a teacher and practitioner of VivoArts, an emerging and politically charged field that brings together art and biology. Michael Burton is an artist also working with the body - his project the Race' asks you to reconsider yourself to be more than just your DNA, but a highly complex co-evolved organism, part animal part conglomeration of bacteria, microbes and parasites.
Hacking the Human Body
Regine Debatty, Adam Zaretsky, Michael Burton
Some of us already use advanced bio-augmentations in the form of pacemakers, cosmetic implants, and high-tech prostheses. Soon, advances in genomics and tissue-culture engineering will allow us to modify ourselves and our kids in a much more accessible, rapid way. What happens when we leave behind cosmetics and start altering our bodies and minds to enhance who we are and what we can do?