Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening
 
As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.
This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.
Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 
- Lee Jones
Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening
 
As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.
This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.
Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 
- Lee Jones
Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening
 
As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.
This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.
Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 
- Lee Jones
Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening
 
As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.
This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.
Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 
- Lee Jones
Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening
 
As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.
This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.
Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 
- Lee Jones
Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening
 
As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.
This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.
Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 
- Lee Jones

Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening


As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.

This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.

Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 

- Lee Jones

Michael Burk’s “Therefore I am” Imagines Future Possibilities for Prenatal Screening


As advanced as technology is and with the number of devices and machines available to us, a machine that produces an in-depth look into the life and future of an unborn child, has still yet to be actualized. Ultrasounds and sonograms give us a peek into the life and development of a child while in the womb, but Michael Burk, of the Berlin University of the Arts, has created a way to look deeper into the life and future of those yet to be born. Burk’s Therefore I Am displays his fictional measuring instrument, the purpose of which is to produce a story about one’s life and ultimately their death.

This deeper look into prenatal diagnostics is executed by Burk’s machine, when initiated by the user. A blood sample is inserted, the dial is turned, and animation on the machine’s screen displays images that mimic chromosomes, and strands of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules. Once the machine is finished, it produces and prints a life story based on the blood sample measurement. A typical life story includes the gender of the person, their interests, their sexual orientation, and their career choice. The instrument gives a life, future, and real feel to a person who has yet to even take their first breath.

Watch the video Therefore I Am on vimeo. 

- Lee Jones





  Posted on February 26, 2014

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