thesis, speculative design
Sept 2016-Apr 2017
In this future, scientists will use the CRISPR technology to edit human embryos so that they become the ideal candidates for organ transplants. These limbless and faceless humans will be farmed in laboratories, and when the time comes, their organs will be harvested.
If these GM humans cannot communicate through language and emotions, will it be easier to accept the fact that their organs will save someone who is on the verge of dying? What is it that we value in human life? When they are farmed in distant places, similar to how to farm our livestock, is that acceptable? Earlier this year, scientists have successfully created human-pig chimera embryos; the time will come when society will be faced with the ethical dilemmas of genetically modified humans.
After months of research and explorations, I've created a series of writings, photographs, and a sculpture of this faceless and limbless human to reflect the lifestyle of this future.