What role do we as designers play in shaping our future as cyborgs?
master thesis | design research | thesis , website, animation movie, talk | 2018
Rapid technological change can make future developments hardly calculable. Technology is becoming smaller, cheaper and is getting closer to the human body: We are turning into cyborgs. What role do we as designers play in shaping our future as cyborgs?
There are several definitions about — at which level people can be called: cyborgs. Its from wearing glasses over wearables and exoskeletons to implants. We came to the conclusion: it doesn’t matter if we are already cyborgs or not. The important thing is that we are in transition being more cyborg like. Thats why we are talking about the cyborgisation as a Process.
The initial theoretical discussion served as the basis for the precise definition of the topic: Through the social-theoretical and technological knowledge gained through specialized literature and interviews, the focus has been placed on implanted technologies. The development of a design solution based on an exemplary project in the context of the metabolic disease diabetes made it possible to make design-relevant statements.