September 11, 2012
Build Your Own Superhero
Technology has already changed what it means to be human, allowing us to defy our biological limits in countless ways. With environmental challenges driving new innovations, who knows what the future may hold? Join leading scientists to find out what today’s research may mean for tomorrow’s superhumans, and let your imagination shape the possibilities.
Live illustrators will bring your visions to life, and help you to create your very own superhero. When cybernetic implants, sensory enhancements and mind-reading technologies are no longer the stuff of science fiction, what would your superhuman look like?
This event is FREE and will take place within the Superhuman exhibition at the Wellcome Collection.
There is no need to book, drop in any time. The event will take place between 2 and 5pm.
Sarah Sydney applies engineering principles to solve medical problems. She has previously worked in the fields of gait analysis and prosthetic limbs, and is now completing an orthopaedic engineering PhD at the University of Bath designing and testing a mechanical model to investigate problems in total hip replacement.
Thomas Dowse is a graphic artist and musician from London. He recently graduated with an MA in visual communication from the Royal College of Art. His latest project, Night Glare, is a sci-fi, film-noir graphic novella and is accompanied by an album of music from his band Sans Pareil. He is currently working on a follow-up, The Future Ooze, and is undertaking illustration commissions.
Florence Shaw is an illustrator and writer. Born in south-east London, she studied Illustration at Camberwell College of Art and then at the Royal College of Art. She makes daily drawings and films about London and the people one finds there. The work is funny and sad. Favourite topics include taste, hysteria, violence, relationships, simple pleasures and mental illness.