The future is here — or at least at the ArtScience Museum, to be precise. Its new exhibition, HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species, delves into the futuristic world of artificial intelligence, humanoid robots and genetic modification, with a curation of works from over 40 international artists, scientists, technologists and designers.
Some of the interactive highlights include meeting the world’s first officially recognized human cyborg, Neil Harbisson, who’s famous for his skull’s antenna implant; and greeting humanoid robot receptionist Nadine, a creation from Nanyang Technological University who can recognize faces and engage in conversation.
The museum will also play host to Aussie performance artist Stelarc — known for having an unnervingly realistic ear surgically grafted to his left forearm — and his work that plays around with his body, prosthetics, robotics and virtual reality systems.
In this display of a brave new world, the evolution of mankind spans four themed galleries, journeying from what it means to be human/superhuman, to imagining a life with robotic companions, to the changes in ourselves and our environment, to the limitations of human life.
HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species is on from May 20-Oct 15 at the ArtScience Museum. Adults $13.60-$17.