Britt Wray DIY Body
Britt Wray, an artist with a background in biology, developed DIY Body as a participatory art project. Wray was inspired by DIY approaches to crafting and biology to create downloadable body patterns that crafters could then use to create their own body parts. The end result was a collection of awesome body pillows featured at the Ontario Science Centre this past year. As Wray describes some of the influences in her work,
"I’m really interested in the social implications of biotechnology, as genes are ever increasingly becoming a raw resource for more than just scientists to build things with. I’m interested in the never ending cultural shifts we endure and promote regarding the ways we construct the natural and technological worlds around us. For example, what does it mean to be a biohacker in our society, should people care about the implications of their work, or is their impact likely not much more than hot air? Also, what does it mean when you create organic life through inorganic means. Is that still Life with a capital "L" as we usually describe it?"
To see more of Wray’s work, click here.