Palazzo delle Esposizioni - HUMAN+. The future of our species

Cyborgs, superhumans and clones. Evolution or extinction? What does it mean to be a human today? What will it feel like to be a human a hundred years from now? Technological capabilities are increasing at a rapid pace—should we continue to embrace modifications to our minds, bodies and daily lives, or are there boundaries we shouldn’t overstep?
Louis-Philippe Demers, Area V5 | photograph by Patrick Bolger / Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin
Decelerator Helmet | Lorenz Potthast

HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species is an exhibition that explores potential future trajectories of humankind by considering the implications of both historical and emerging technologies. The ‘plus’ symbol in Human+ implies a positive direction for the future of our species. But what is that direction? For the majority of the 20th century, progress has been measured by increased speed and efficiency—faster, better, stronger—but the side effects have been fatter, sadder and exhausted. Our definition of success needs to be recalibrated.
Howard Schatz, Portraits of Aimee Mullins | © Howard Schatz Beverly Ornstein
Yves Gellie, Human Version | photograph by Yves Gellie

Start date: February 27, 2018
End date: July 1, 2018
Address: Via Nazionale, 194, 00184 Rome
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