Prosthetics Organs and Wearable Art


Meta-Life art

Drawing on the work of Neri Oxman with her use of biomaterials and 3d printing for the design exploration Mushtari, and considering the popular examples of Henri Damon and Oscar Pistorius, Laini Burton investigates the use of prosthetic organs as wearable art in fashion industry and biodesign. From cosmetic surgery and extreme body modification to the design of astrobiological artefacts that could host life, she questions the agentic capacity of synthetic biology in our perception of liveness. The podcast also talks about the ideas of fiction and suspension of disbelief in design from the speculative and the contestable approaches.