Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cyborg America: inside the brave new world of basement body hackers

In this short film Ben Popper has made an interesting documentary for The Verge where he visits the strange world of basement body hackers. Called Cyborg America, the short film explores the mindset and work of pioneering DIY body hackers.
One of the more interesting things about Cyborg America is the way in which it portrays biohacking as a logical offshoot of the radical body modification movement. Both groups exhibit a high degree of non conformism, along with an aesthetic appreciation for pushing the body beyond its normal configuration and limits. As one person in the film quotes, "I just want to see how far I can push the human."

more here including the video

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