Thursday, March 3, 2011

Prosthetic culture

prosthetic culture

We tend to lump prosthesis into a "fix the inadequacy" category, but I think it behooves us to be a bit broader about it. Prosthesis covers a wide range of ability-enhancers. They extend possibility.

For some that means having legs where there are no legs. But for some it means having webbed feet and the ability to breathe underwater.

The warm feelings that guided my thinking here originally came from Aimee Mullin's TED talk. It was nice to think about it again for this project.