Monday, December 27, 2004

Semi-Living Ear: The Extra Ear Project by Stelarc

Extra Ear ΒΌ Scale - The Tissue Culture & Art Project in Collaboration with Stelarc

Now cyborgs can grow their own ears and, hopefully, attach them to their bodies as soft prosthetics. Why? Well, to confront "broader cultural perceptions of 'life' given our increasing ability to manipulate living systems" and deal with "the ethical and perceptual issues stemming from the realization that living tissue can be sustained, grown, and is able to function outside the body." Why else? (and maybe notoriety, attention, grant $$$$$...)


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