Emplant - Designing for a human experience in the  transhumanist era.

Detta är en Master-uppsats från Umeå universitet/Designhögskolan vid Umeå universitet

Sammanfattning: Ludwig Wittgenstein, austrian-born philosopher, wrote that “the limits of my language mean the limits of my world. All I know is what I have words for”. We tend to think so highly of our language because we think so highly about ourselves. Yet imagine be- ing able to communicate emotions without words. Words can’t express the visceral nature of our emotions. Words aren’t enough. How can we experience our emotional world, and others, in a more visceral, primitive way? This project proposes the creation of a new sense, using embodied technology, to allow human beings to have a different experience of each other’s emotions, through the study of the long distance relationship scenario. In this human augmentation scenario, design, and specially speculative design have an inherent power to create discussion, awareness and bring attention to how the new developed technologies could affect our existence. This project is meant to ask questions rather than nd a solution. It is meant for ev- eryone who is ready to think about the future of human beings and our evolution as a species. This document presents an overview of the ve (5) months project while detailing the extension of the work and exploration of the product proposed for emotional human augmentation. 

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