Alternative Anatomies with Stelarc and Nina Sellars – Virtual Futures at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Digital Design Weekend.
A momentous day in the technobiosphere of digital design / cyborg / post human / cultural studies / art history.
Guest speakers Nina Sellars from Symbiotica and #VF original Stelarc connected through a shared interest in anatomy. Sellars, looks at bio-material and has re-claimed fat as an organ with greater stem cell yield than bone marrow.
Stelarc experiments on his own body and is cultivating an internet enabled, stem cell grown 3rd ear on his forearm. The combined artist/scientif/ic practice is a groundbreaking collaboration that challenges anatomical boundaries, opening up further potential for unexpected possibilities for the human condition.
Real mind blowing, body popping stuff!!! #postART+SCIENCE artistic practice.
Virtual Futures stems from The Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (Ccru) a student-run interdisciplinary collective founded in 1995 out of the University of Warwick’s philosophy department. It was associated with the work of Sadie Plant, Nick Land, Dan O’Hara and many other rhizomatically linked associates.
To find out more about this field visit www.virtualfutures.co.uk
’Keep your two eyes on what your three hands are doing’ Stelarc
Virtual Futures Salon held at the V&A as part of their #digitaldesign weekend.