The latest installment at the Wellcome Collection in London 'Superhuman' explores the extraordinary ways people have attempted to improve, adapt and enhance their body's performance throughout history. Ethical debates around the augmentation of our bodies are becoming as widespread in everyday life as they are in sports. By including objects such as spectacles and false teeth, the curators of 'Superhuman' reflect on how technologically enhanced our lives already are, thereby drawing our societies fears of technology into question.
With artifacts ranging from mechanical limbs to sports equipment, and a winning mix of historical, technological and artistic perspectives, the exhibition had plenty of ID eye candy for the design-inclined and, for the equally philosophical, a delightfully constructed exploration of what it means to be a human in an age of 'transhumanism.'
Through October 16th, 2012
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