September 1, 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.
Matthew Smart is currently completing a PhD within Professor Pete Coffey’s lab at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. His work investigates the potential to treat blindness by transplanting cells to slow the degeneration or loss of light-sensitive cells in the eye. The lab is trying to identify the best conditions for transplantation and assess how much visual improvement might be expected from this approach.
Sam Steer is a London-based artist working as an animator and illustrator. He recently graduated from the animation course at the Royal College of Art. He is now focusing his attention on becoming a full-time animator. He has done a number of live drawing events including an interactive map of the future at Soho Theatre and a ‘live’ animation at a V&A late event.
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.