Human bodies are bio-technical spatial artefacts. We have, and continue to have, a hand in our own evolutionary development - manipulating both ourselves and our environments. Yet, we speculate on the future conditions that will come to shape our future selves as science and social fictions - xeno-topias, that are often radically disconnected from our present state of being and disregard the bio-technical nature of our evolutionary development.Speculative Bodies examines the relationship between our future environments and our future selves. This course combines theory (readings, tv & film, podcasts, interviews, lectures, and discussions) with practice (design processes, techniques, and projects), in a dual modality of design inquiry.
Instructor: Michael Leighton Beaman