JULY 2017 Conversations: Future Sapiens | 1/3

What do we mean when we talk about enhancement and what are the potential future trajectories of our species? What makes us human in an age of science and how do new technologies challenge our understanding of what it is to be human? Unfolding across a series of talks linking ideas, artworks and experiments in HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species, Conversations event invited visitors to contemplate the different dimensions, societal costs and unintended consequences of human enhancement. Speakers included: Neil Harbisson (Cyborg Artist), Oron Catts (Artist and Co-Founder/Director of SymbioticA), Agatha Haines (Artist and Designer), Jimmy Loizeau (Designer and Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London), Nadia Magnenat Thalmann (Director of Institute for Media Innovation at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Louis-Philippe Demers (Artist and Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Trevor Binedell (Assistant Head of Prosthetics & Orthotics Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), Michael Lim (‎Film and Media Professional and Curator), Gunalan Nadarajan (Art Theorist and Curator) and Honor Harger (Executive Director of ArtScience Museum).

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