Residencies Insights: Ergonomic Futures, lecture by Tyler Coburn (United States), Artist-in-Residence

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Residencies Insights: Ergonomic Futures, lecture by Tyler Coburn (United States), Artist-in-Residence

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12 Jul 2017, Wed 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Ergonomic Futures
is a multi-part project that asks questions about contemporary “fitness” through the lens of speculative evolution. Consisting of seats designed for future bodies that currently serve as museum furniture, a website (www.ergonomicfutures.com), and a lecture, the work comes out of Tyler Coburn’s interviews with paleoanthropologists, ergonomists, evolutionary biologists, and genetic engineers. To each he has asked: What are future scenarios for imagining new types of human bodies and how might this thought experiment reframe conversations about body normativity in the present day?

In the lecture, Coburn will discuss genetic engineering, the founder effect, postplanetary living, and other matters that contribute to the biological, philosophical, and legal definition of the “human.”

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2017-07-12

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In the lecture, Coburn will discuss genetic engineering, the founder effect, postplanetary living, and other matters that contribute to the biological, philosophical, and legal definition of the “human.”

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Onsite (CCA)

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“Residencies Insights: Ergonomic Futures, lecture by Tyler Coburn (United States), Artist-in-Residence,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2368.

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