HUBOT: Meet the Organ Designer

NextNature.net
October 27th 2017

Now that organ printing is a reality, we can start designing body parts as well. As an organ designer, you develop genetic algorithms from which organs are grown to perfectly fit the recipient’s body, but also to meet the personal wishes of the patient. From a liver replacement or a new heart valve, to an extra sense to communicate with a dolphin. You imagine it, you design it. Nothing is too challenging for you. Are you interested in this job? Take the job test and find out if this working position suits you.

The organ designer is portrayed by British artist Agi Haines, whose work investigates the potential of our body as a raw material for our engineering fantasies and speculates on the impact of biomedical technologies on the human form. Last year we spoke with her about body modification, science fiction, medical futures and more. Read the interview here.

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Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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