The technological enhancement of Human Bodies
The project examines attempts at self-optimization and -transcendence of human limits by technological means. This will be accomplished by analysing practices of experimental self-modification, artefacts with the purpose of expanding human capabilities, popular scientific discourse on transhumanism, and the presentation of enhanced humans in science fiction. The project aims to contribute to an ethnoanthropology of a society that, by optimizing its human material via technological means, is also redefining what it currently means to be human.
Prof. Dr. Sascha Dickel (PI)
Toni Garbe (PhD student)
Marcel Woznica (PhD student)