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Surrogate Second Skin
Surrogate Second Skin
Surrogate Second Skin
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Surrogate Second Skin
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  • 1. Surrogate Second Skin :
    Eternal Craving VerfremdungProject
    Hybrid Worlds: Nano-biotech + Art /Spring / 2010
    Instructors : Victoria Vesna
    Name : Ginny, Chin-hui Hwang
    Major : Design & Technology
  • 2. Abstract
    The Surrogate Second Skin is wearablethat will bring to aesthetic, ethical issues of society especially in terms of the usage of genetic engineering in the nano_biotechnology
    This wearable will generate a new layer on the wearer’s skin, like a Second Skin. This act aims to provoke the wearer into differentiating consciousness from preconscious by watching ‘growing’ body parts of oneself in the everyday life
    The frame of Mind; Eternal Craving Verfremdungis about bringing questions like what is life, how we live from one’s existence
    Verfremdung;German playwright Bertolt Brecht built his dramatic theory as the alienation effect to accomplish aesthetic distance
  • 3. Concept
    I am in a state of perpetual war with myself and my mind, crossing the ins and outs of a life without a perimeter, a state that breeds perpetual fear
    This fear stems from my extreme desire to create alternative representations of myself, to create a safe space, to multiply myself, so that my current identity can disappear. Concept of this Project is tenacity of mine to the personal space as the passage of 'deviation', 'escape' and ‘self deception’
  • 4. Concept
    • A Genetically Engineered creation, Surrogate Second Skin will stand fororgans for transplantation
    • 5. Instead of using Transgenic Animals, use yoursthrough the process of this wearable DIY(do-it-yourself)-Manufacturing Surrogate Second Skin; a substance made from a mix of protein and connective tissue
    • 6. Replacement of ear, heart, bladder even a human embryo
    • 7. Wearable awareness; personal observation on one’s own temptation
    Temptation : Essence of consciousness-being awareness of choice
  • 8. Social Context
    Peddy Hartley
    “Short Cuts To Beauty:
    Face Corset 16.”2004
    Jeremy scoot.
    "Body modification“ 1996
    Extreme beauty : Social context, or subdued desire
  • 9. Social Context
    Engineered to be susceptible to cancer. (1988)
    Artist Stelios Arcadiou :
    The ear created in a lab from cells and implanted into his skin
  • 10. Social Context
    University of Minnesota Laboratory
    Use of Mouse & Pig Heart cells to make a Human Heart
  • 11. Precedents
    FDA . “Synthetic Skin.” (1998)
    sensory experience ;
    involving sight, smell, touch
    London College of Fashion
    “Skin Architecture” (2004)
    Tissue + Culture
    “Semi-Living Seamless Jacket”
  • 12. Precedents
    Donna Franklin. (Australia)
    “Micro’be’Fermented Fashion”(2006 - )
    Peter Allen & Carla Murray(NY)
    “Skinthetic” (2002) , “BrandX” (2007)
  • 13. Literature review
    “Since the central feature of human existence is the capacity
    to choose in full awareness of one's own non-being,
    it follows that the basic question is always whether or not I will be true to myself.
    Self-deception invariably involves an attempt to evade responsibility for myself. If, for example, I attribute undesirable thoughts and actions to the influence upon me of the subconscious orunconscious,
    I have made part of myself into an "other"
    that I then suppose to control the real me.
    Thus, using psychological theory to distinguish
    between a "good I" and a "bad me" only serves to perpetuate my evasion of responsibility and its concomitants”.
  • 14. ProjectProposal
    Idea sketches
  • 15. ProjectProposal
    • Open source : The National Institute of Genetics (Japan) has developed "Genome Network Platform Viewer" to make use of the integrated database of the Genome Network Project to the public databases.
    • 16. Pluripotent Stem Cells : The wearer's stem cell is growing in a lab, and then seeded on a biodegradable specific body-part-shaped cage on the second skin
    • 17. Sun-power film : To generate the need of energy.This will be transformed to electric energy to stimulate the cell division and neuron activities.
  • ProjectProposal
    Practical advantages of the design
    • The Surrogate Second Skin can be contributed to the medical field :
    • 18. The organs for transplantation
    • 19. Cover the injury : serious skin damages caused by cancers, accidents, etc., and skin disorder diseases
    • 20. Purpose of plastic surgeries
    • 21. Protection layer on the skin : from the environmental threats such as UV-rays, dusts, and Acid rains, etc.
  • ProjectProposal
    Emotional design advantages of the design
    • Extreme Accessory : Surrogate Second Skin would fulfill the embellish desire. For the certain group of people, this wearable could be curious
  • ProjectProposal
    • Tool for Campaign : for example animal lovers and environment conservatives would use this to give the target emotional stress
    • 22. Reminder of “self” like reflecting images of mirror: wearer reaffirm self from evasion of real self-awareness. people do not know what they look like before they see the mirror
  • ProjectProposal
    As conducting tests on a mind Formula
  • 23. Prototype
  • 24. Prototype
  • 25. Discussion
    •  Will people stumble into the useful function of this project?
    • 26. What is the key point that makes thisproject be the “Tipping Point”?
    • 27. How far can this Surrogate Second Skin be adapted, or approached to practical world?
    • 28. Can people wear?
  • “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man”
    - Samuel Johnson
    “And Fear Came Upon Every Soul”
    - ACTS 2:43
  • 29. References
    Stephen, Wilson. Art + Science Now. Thames & Hudson Inc., 2010.
    Sabine, Seymour. Fashionable Technology. Springer Wien New York, 2008.
    Sarah E. Braddock Clarke., and Marie O’ Mahony. Techno Textiles. Thames & Hudson Inc., 2007.
    FRAME : The Great Indoors : Issue 72 : The Sensual World. Jan/Feb 2010.
    Harold Koda. Extreme Beauty : The Body Transformed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008.
    Malcolm Gladwell. The Tipping Point. Janklow & Nesbit Associates. 2000.
    My Sister's Keeper (film). New Line Cinema. 26 June 2009. (USA)
    STEVEN, PINKER. “My Genome, My Self.” Published, 7 Jan. 2009. Web. 11 Jan. 2009.
  • 30. Bibliography / Links
    Bruce Mau., and the Institute without Boundaries. Massive Change. Phaidon Press Inc., 2007.
    “Regenerated Body Parts.” CBS News. Evening News Broadcasting, 7 Feb. 2008. Web. 8 Feb. 2008.
    “Manufacturing Body Parts.” CBS News. Evening News Broadcasting, 23 Mar.2008. Web. 28 Mar. 2008.
    The Next Nature Foundation. “Ear on your arm? Why not?!” 18 Oct. 2009.
    PiaEdnie-brown., and students. “Plastic Futures.” 2009.
    Peter, Allen., and Carla, Murray. “Skinthetic.”
    Fiona, Macrae. “Ethical storm flares as British scientists create artificial sperm form human stem cells” Mail Online. 8 July. 2009.
    Karl S. Kruszelnicki.” Mouse with Human Ear.” ABC Science. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Web. 02 Jun. 2006.
    "Genome Network Platform Viewer“.