The Incredible Shrinking Man
<ul><li>Researching the implications and  possibilities of downsizing the human species to better fit the Earth. </li></ul>
The Stats on T.I.S.M. <ul><li>Height: 50 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 1,7 kg </li></ul><ul><li>Head: 6,25 x 4,5 cm </li></...
Why?  (the small and the big why)
 
World Population
20%=73%
 
 
Food Supply
 
Energy Resources
Material Resources
Pollution
<ul><li>2% </li></ul>
Relative Physical Power
Health
Opportunity
Adventure
Challenge(1)
Challenge(2)
Challenge (3)
<ul><li>How? </li></ul>
Mapping Shrink Culture
The Blog
Researchers <ul><li>Donald Platt </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas T. Samaras </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Zaretsky </li></ul><ul><li>Hel...
Public Research Facility
Public Feedback
Research Puppets
So what did we find?
Shrink Films <ul><li>	The Incredible Shrinking Man  (Jack Arnold, 1957, USA)  La Plan ete  Sauvage  (Ren e  Laloux, 1973, ...
Shrinklit
Sex
Prejudice
Food
Entertainment
Pharmaceuticals
Art
<ul><li>Yes, but how? </li></ul>
<ul><li>? it’s an investigation </li></ul>
Iguana/Fish (food)
Snell Dwarf Mouse (genetics)
Bonsai Livestock (selective breeding)
Island Dwarfism (environment)
The Shrinking Brain (nature/culture)
Pygmies (environment)
Dwarfs of Sindh (endocrine system)
GHRHR(endocrine system)
Try-Outs (paint a picture)
Homo Sindhiensis
The Helium Bar
Space (desire)
Film TISM
<ul><li>www.the-incredible-shrinking-man.net </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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Presentation on the speculative design / research project The Incredibly Shrinking Man by Arne Hendriks, delivered at PhDO II at Waag Society, 20 May 2011. Any questions can be directed to Arne via arnehendriks at yahoo.com.

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

  1. 1. The Incredible Shrinking Man
  2. 2. <ul><li>Researching the implications and possibilities of downsizing the human species to better fit the Earth. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Stats on T.I.S.M. <ul><li>Height: 50 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 1,7 kg </li></ul><ul><li>Head: 6,25 x 4,5 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth: 2 cm wide </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes: 1 cm wide </li></ul><ul><li>Hands: 5 x 2,5 cm </li></ul><ul><li>Kcal: 60-100 </li></ul><ul><li>(based on a person of 180cm & 75kg) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why? (the small and the big why)
  5. 6. World Population
  6. 7. 20%=73%
  7. 10. Food Supply
  8. 12. Energy Resources
  9. 13. Material Resources
  10. 14. Pollution
  11. 15. <ul><li>2% </li></ul>
  12. 16. Relative Physical Power
  13. 17. Health
  14. 18. Opportunity
  15. 19. Adventure
  16. 20. Challenge(1)
  17. 21. Challenge(2)
  18. 22. Challenge (3)
  19. 23. <ul><li>How? </li></ul>
  20. 24. Mapping Shrink Culture
  21. 25. The Blog
  22. 26. Researchers <ul><li>Donald Platt </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas T. Samaras </li></ul><ul><li>Adam Zaretsky </li></ul><ul><li>Heleen Klopper </li></ul><ul><li>Martijn Jansen </li></ul><ul><li>Livia Ponzio </li></ul><ul><li>Miriam van Rijssingen </li></ul><ul><li>Incidental researchers </li></ul><ul><li>You? </li></ul>
  23. 27. Public Research Facility
  24. 28. Public Feedback
  25. 29. Research Puppets
  26. 30. So what did we find?
  27. 31. Shrink Films <ul><li> The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold, 1957, USA) La Plan ete Sauvage (Ren e Laloux, 1973, France) Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932, USA) The Devil Doll (Tod Browning, 1936, USA) The Borrowers (Peter Hewitt, 1997, USA) Un Amour de Poche (Pierre Kast, 1957, France) Them (Gordon Douglas, 1954, USA) Attack of the Puppet People (Bret I. Gordon, 1958, USA) The Terror of Tiny Town (Sam Newfield, 1938, USA) Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001, USA) Mothra (Ishiro Honda, 1961, Japan) The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran, 1958, USA) Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (Nathan Juran, 1958, USA) Fantastic Voyage (Richard Fleischer, 1966, USA) Dr. Cyclops (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1940, USA) The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Joel Schumacher, 1981, USA) Hable con Ella (Pedro Almodovar, 2002, Spain) Inner Space (Joe Dante, 1987, USA) Honey I Shrunk the Kids (Joe Johnston, 1989, USA) Land of the Giants (Irwin Allen, 1968, USA) Kingsize (Juliusz Machulski, 1988, Poland) </li></ul>
  28. 32. Shrinklit
  29. 33. Sex
  30. 34. Prejudice
  31. 35. Food
  32. 36. Entertainment
  33. 37. Pharmaceuticals
  34. 38. Art
  35. 39. <ul><li>Yes, but how? </li></ul>
  36. 40. <ul><li>? it’s an investigation </li></ul>
  37. 41. Iguana/Fish (food)
  38. 42. Snell Dwarf Mouse (genetics)
  39. 43. Bonsai Livestock (selective breeding)
  40. 44. Island Dwarfism (environment)
  41. 45. The Shrinking Brain (nature/culture)
  42. 46. Pygmies (environment)
  43. 47. Dwarfs of Sindh (endocrine system)
  44. 48. GHRHR(endocrine system)
  45. 49. Try-Outs (paint a picture)
  46. 50. Homo Sindhiensis
  47. 51. The Helium Bar
  48. 52. Space (desire)
  49. 53. Film TISM
  50. 54. <ul><li>www.the-incredible-shrinking-man.net </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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