"The Artificial Part of My Body, is, In Some Sense, Immortal"

August 10, 2011

The Artificial Part of My Body, is, In Some Sense, Immortal”

"The Artificial Part of My Body, is, In Some Sense, Immortal"

“We want the bionic limb to have a humanlike shape but we don’t want the bionic leg to look human. We want it to look like a beautiful machine, to express machine beauty as opposed to human beauty — and the reason is, we want the user to pull a black sock over their bionic limb and have their limb appear to be fully biological and then the very next evening, go to a fancy party where they pull that sock off and they expose the fact that part of their body is bionic.”

Amazing interview with mountainman/prosthetic limb designer/anodized-in-the-aluminum transhumanist Hugh Herr. His group at the Media Lab is called The Biomechatronics Group.

PS bonus points for the Le Corbusier chair in the press photo