Archive for Cyborg / Transhumanism

Robocop (2014) trailer

In the remake or reboot to be released in 2014, Robocop has a new look: black not silver

Robocop was a worldwide cyborg phenomenon in the 80s and 90s. Some of us may not be thrilled with the idea of Hollywood remaking Robocop but at this point, well, resistance is futile. The new Robocop film is set to begin showing on February 7, 2014 and will star Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, […]

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Cyborg Camp YVR 2013 is happening on May 11, 2013 in Vancouver

Cyborg Camp YVR 2013 conference in Vancouver

Cyborg Camp 2013 will be held in MAKe’s warehouse in Vancouver BC, Canada. CyborgCamp is a not-for-profit conference about technology and how it affects humanity. Topics such as the the Internet of Things, future of communication, anthropology, cyborg technology, psychology, and social media will be discussed in the event. There will also be an art gallery and interactive installations/wearable computing. […]

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Real-life cyborg Neil Harbisson and the Cyborg Foundation

real-life cyborg Neil Harbisson and his eyeborg

“Cyborg Foundation”, the short documentary by Spanish director Rafel Duran Torrent won the $100,000 Grand Jury Prize in the Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The short film features 30-year-old Neil Harbisson, the first man to be officially recognized a cyborg by a government (his device is included in his passport photo). Harbisson was born with […]

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Free to attend: 2nd Advancing Humanity Symposium at Stanford University, March 23, 2013

Advancing Humanity Symposium by the Stanford Transhumanist Association

For those of you who are interested in transhumanism and are located near Stanford University, you may want to check out the upcoming second-annual Advancing Humanity Symposium. The event is hosted by the Stanford Transhumanist Association and is free and open to the public. Nine speakers, divided into three panels, will each present a distinct perspective on how emerging technologies […]

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The bionic man named Rex and the man he is modeled after

Rex the bionic man has fully-functional artificial organs

A recent Channel 4 documentary titled How to Build a Bionic Man demonstrated the most advanced synthetic organs, limbs, and blood, through the construction of a 6.5-foot tall bionic man named Rex (short for ‘robotic exoskeleton’). The program featured the social psychologist Bertolt Meyer and Rex — the first complete bionic man created by Shadow Robot Company’s Richard Walker and […]

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Death of a Cyborg, the updated version of the “The Last Mourning”

"The First Mourning" painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Remember the Cyberpunk version of M.C. Escher’s “Drawing Hands” that I posted last November? The Canadian digital artist Debra Mason (more popularly known online as Shorra) has created an updated version of William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “The First Mourning”. Shorra’s version is called Death of a Cyborg. “The First Mourning” or “Premier Deuil” in French was painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1888. […]

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Terminator? This Bebionic prosthetic hand is pretty sweet

Bebionic v3 prosthetic hand black glove

This bebionic3 prosthetic hand looks awesome as well as functional. Just watching this demo video is very entertaining. Here, the hand shows off its 14 grip patterns and how it handles everyday tasks, such as spreading butter on a slice of bread with a knife, clicking a computer mouse, stirring a cup of coffee, plugging in a USB stick, and […]

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Cyberpunk version of M.C. Escher’s “Drawing Hands”

Hand Fixing Hand by Shane Willis

I’m sure all of you are familiar with the M.C. Escher’s surreal lithograph called “Drawing Hands”. If the artist or the artwork’s name does not ring a bell, it’s this one: See? I told you you’ve seen it before. This iconic lithograph was first printed in 1948. Sixty-four years after, Shane Willis gives us this transhumanist version: Both the original […]

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Woman loses legs, turns herself into a real-life mermaid

mermaid tail prosthesis

Losing their limbs is one of the biggest fears for many people. Such a tragedy would reduce some folks into life-long bitterness and anger. But not Nadya Vessey! This sporty Auckland lady is living life to the fullest. A medical condition prevented Vessey’s legs from developing normally. At age 7, one of her legs had to be amputated. She began […]

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True Skin: a short cyberpunk film

This short film by Stephan Zlotescu and the production firm N1ON is really impressive. Here, being a man-machine hybrid is the norm and natural humans (those who never got any enhancements) are seen as freaks and pitiful since they get old, get sick, and die. The protagonist is a cyborg who is on the run and hiding in Bangkok after […]

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