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© Courtesy of Wellcome Collection
Superhuman

183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE
United Kingdom
July 19th, 2012 - October 16th, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.wellcomecollection.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
fitzrovia, bloomsbury
EMAIL:  
info@wellcomecollection.org
PHONE:  
+44 (0)20 7611 2222
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10-6; Thu 10-10 (bookshop until 9PM); Sun 11-6; Public holidays 12-6

DESCRIPTION

An exhibition exploring human enhancement

Glasses, lipstick, false teeth, the contraceptive pill and even your mobile phone – we take for granted how commonplace human enhancements are. Current scientific developments point to a future where cognitive enhancers and medical nanorobots will be widespread as we seek to augment our beauty, intelligence and health.

Superhuman takes a broad and playful look at our obsession with being the best we can be. Items on display range from an ancient Egyptian prosthetic toe to a packet of Viagra, alongside contributions from artists such as Matthew Barney and scientists, ethicists and commentators working at the cutting edge of this most exciting, and feared, area of modern science.