The human body consists of practicable elements that can be easily manipulated and engineered. Through surgical procedures our bodies can be stretched, shifted and sewn, yet still be functional. What then would stop us searching for a higher level of function than we have now? Especially if it may have the potential to benefit the younger, more vulnerable and more malleable generation.
‘Transfigurations’ depicts designs for potential body enhancements that have been surgically implemented to benefit the child. Each modification is put in place to solve a potential future problem for the baby, ranging from medical to environmental to social mobility issues.
Internet of Women Things:
Technological developments should be accessible to everyone. Yet the internet and technology are still too often made by men for men. The Internet of Women Things explores what is possible when we democratize technology and base it on feminine values and needs.
The result is often more humane, sweeter, more social and protective; no technology that only helps itself further, but solves human problems and enriches personal lives. For example, women ask other questions about safety and health. They approach innovation from other values, such as shared knowledge, creativity, diversity, and inclusiveness. This way they prove that it can be done differently. Technology with a feminine edge is for all of us; for men, women, children, illiterates, and animals. And we all win with that.
How can IoT devices change the experiences of women. Currently, most IoT objects are focussed on consumer device sales (often storing or selling our private data as a business model). How can we hack this set of technologies to better engage with the reality of women’s lives?
Location: Bibliotheek Eindhoven (Library Eindhoven)
Internet of Women Things is a open concept, earlier this year we had a first try-out exhibition at Tetem artspace:
thanks to Jasmina Tesanovic – 7 ways of IOWT