Bich Tran

Department: Food Non Food

Beyond the Human Surface

What: A platform featuring interviews, information and graphics to understand the possible consequences of human enhancement through genetic engineering.

Why: Scientists are making incredible breakthroughs in gene editing. They’ve already programmed bacteria to glow in the dark. This kind of biotechnology could have a tremendous impact on our future and it is important to have an informed conversation about its advantages and disadvantages.

How: Bich Tran interviewed experts and artists to see what CRISPR gene editing could mean to us, biologically and culturally. He focused on how skin cells could be programmed to temporarily transform when triggered by light. Will we be able to grow scales or change our skin colour? What else?

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman