I’ve just learnt about a new interesting project called Material Beliefs, which takes emerging biomedical and cybernetic technology out of the laboratories and into public spaces.
Material Beliefs focuses on technologies that blur the boundaries between the body and materials. They are also interested in how design can be used to stimulate discussion about the value of body-material hybridity. Rather than focusing on the outcomes of science and technology, they wisely see them as unfinished and ongoing practices.
Sounds like a project that we might be able to learn from.
Material Beliefs is based in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths (University of London) and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK. See much more on their integrated website/blog here.