Adam Peacock | United Kingdom GENETICS GYM

Would you CRISPR your genes?

With continued genetic technology development such as CRISPR-cas 9 and epigenetics, we have the ability to design much of our bodies and cognitive dispositions, currently held back by government ethical legislation. The project imagines a scenario in which these ethical boundaries become grey-areas in context of commercial pharmaceutical’s affecting ethics, asking how and why we might change ourselves if we had the ability to do so? Why do we strive to be anything other than who we currently are? This is a project about philosophy, ethnicity, genetics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, fashion and theory and consumer psychology. The five vector line illustrations have been developed over two years with Psychology Prof. Carolyn Mair (London College of Fashion), illustrating how the cognitive hard-wiring of the human brain might interact with socio-political theories of consumption, leading to consumption choice – or the desire to be different or ‘better’ than you currently are.

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The Artist: Adam Peacock

Adam Peacock is a post-disciplinary artist, designer and consultant specialising in exploring the twenty-first century technology integrated human. Founder of The Validation Junky, a lens on how technology is changing who we aspire to become though brands and products, Adam is a Lecturer of Design Strategy and Future Related Design at the London College of Fashion. He was recently awarded the 2016 Design Residency of London College of Fashion, the 2015 Design Residency at the Visible Futures Lab at the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

12.09.2018 - 03.11.2018 Perfection


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