Revital Cohen on how technology affects the human body

Revital Cohen considers how technology affects biology by focussing specifically on the human body.

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Fascinated by the way the natural and the artificial work together, Revital Cohen focusses specifically on how the human body changes in response to advancements in science and technology. Looking at more humane ways to design machines that keep people healthy and alive, she mentions the ethical issues involved in such a process.

What kind of things should we design for the new human? The trans-human? The evolving person? Cohen asks.

Looking to biology as material for designers, cyborgs and how we become so connected to technology that it becomes part of us, Cohen explores how animals can be harnessed to do the work of medical machines.

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