24 results for “Artificial Womb”

Author Jenny Kleeman is meeting the people creating our future

NextNature.net
July 3rd 2020

Meet Jenny Kleeman, journalist and documentary-maker. Sex Robots & Vegan Meat is her first book for anyone interested in, well, sex robots, vegan meat, out of body birth bags and end of life methods. Because what if we could have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the perfect sexual relationship without compromise or choose the time of our painless death? A thought-provoking book that is presented in an accessible and plain language.

To find …

How ‘Woman on the Edge of Time’ explores the politics of embodiment

NextNature.net
July 3rd 2020

In her utopian novel Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), Marge Piercy addresses class, gender, and race as political and social issues in contemporary society. In her novel, these matters cause struggle and wars among social classes and individuals. 

In the story the main character, Connie, is in communication with an androgynous, time-traveling being, Luciente, who shows Connie a thrilling, idyllic future for humanity. 

In this version of the future, patriarchy topples; sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia perish; homelessness is …

Towards collective standpoints on the future of baby making

Freya Hutchings
December 6th 2019

For the closing event of Reprodutopia, a true meeting of minds took place as we discussed the social implications surrounding the future of reproductive technologies. Multiple perspectives were heard in a talk-show style debate. Philosophers, bioethicists, researchers, a midwife, a new mother and audience members gathered to discuss the future of babymaking.

The event followed up on a number of questions raised in the exhibition; should men be able to give birth to children? Should we externalize pregnancy with artificial …

Join us for the closing event of Reprodutopia

NextNature.net
November 18th 2019

Should men be able to give birth to children? Should we externalize pregnancy with artificial wombs? And are these feminist dreams or frankenstein nightmares? Welcome to Reprodutopia, a debate on our reproductive futures.

An exhibition as a research site

For the past two months, Next Nature Network has proudly presented the Reprodutopia exhibition at @DROOG in Amsterdam. On the one hand, the project was disguised as a clinic for future reproductive technologies, while on the other hand, it served as …

Watch: BBC reports on world’s first artificial womb for humans

NextNature.net
October 21st 2019

Now that the team of researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology (whom we previously collaborated with to design a prototype for an artificial womb) has been awarded a €2.9 million grant to develop a working prototype of their artificial womb, this breakthrough raises ethical questions about the future of baby making on a global scale.

Therefore the BBC caught up with NNN designer Lisa Mandemaker, as part of their BBC 100 Women of 2019, on what it means to …

Artificial womb: Are we ready?

NextNature.net
April 5th 2019

“Within a few years it will be possible for a premature baby to continue to mature in an artificial womb,” says gynecologist Guid Oei. It is therefore that the Artificial Womb: Dream or Nightmare? symposium is held on 29 March at the TU/e Center for Humans & Technology—in collaboration with Next Nature Network. Not the question whether it’s possible, but whether we want this or not. Moreover, an ethicist, a journalist and a designer are also invited to share their …

Artificial womb: Dream or nightmare?

NextNature.net
March 22nd 2019

The emerging technology of the artificial womb confronts us with a series of moral and societal questions. How to cope with that? Join us on 29 March at Eindhoven University of Technology and discuss with us the promises and perils of growing babies outside the womb.

An artificial what? Well, the scientific accurate term for the enabling technology behind the artificial womb is Ectogenesis (from the Greek ecto, outer, and genesis, birth). Accordingly, it refers to "the growth of an …

2014 – Womb Transplant Baby Born

Elle Zhan Wei
August 25th 2017
A Swedish woman who had her uterus removed due to cancer in her twenties gave birth to her own child as the world's first person to undergo a uterus transplant. And the donor? Her own mother.

1916 – Artificial Womb Appeared in Cinema

Elle Zhan Wei
August 16th 2017
In 1916 the artificial womb made its first appearance on the big screen in the movie "Homunculus" by Otto Rippert.

2016 – Human Embryo Lives 13 Days in Lab

Elle Zhan Wei
August 9th 2017
In 2016 a team of biologists has successfully kept a human embryo alive in the lab for 13 days, breaking the previous record of nine days.
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