Body modification: Work in Progress

Art 410 Project, steps

The original image was crooked and had a an undesirable background,

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so i removed it — using a quick mask — and rotated the image to make it more level

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in need of a background i created a layer of a single colored rectangle and then used the quick mask on a set of gills, tweeked it using skew and warp, and then did a color replacement



Response: As We May Think, Vannevar Bush

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Vannevar Bush (1890-1974) was most definitely ahead of his time with inventions like the Memex, and his concepts for photography. Mr. Bush was truly able to think out side the box and into the future of information storage. While his inventions may not have been developed, the ideas behind them certainly have grown further than he may have imagined. in place of a desk that retains information the average person now possesses some type of computer — whether its a laptop, desktop, or phone — and access to a world of information. this advance in technology as Bush pointed out is largely due to the ability to manufacture the parts economically. his ideas on the advancement of cameras, are still in the making as well, but over all his predictions on our technological present have been quite accurate.

It brings to question of what Vannevar Bush would say was in store for the next sixty years. With climate changes, population booms, and socio political upheaval, the world will be experiencing a new need for technological development. this technological development could take the form of the bio-dome theory either on a planet that will undergo tera-forming or under the ocean leading to the mapping of the sea floor. there is no doubt that in sixty years the weapons of today will look lie toys as people continue to find better ways of killing one another.  these new weapons could in fact mirror those found in video games like Hale, and Star Wars, where they discharge energy in place of physical matter. As long as the robots don’t become sentient and try to take over the world the next sixty years should bing some technological wonders.

Body Modification: Notes 2

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      gill implants to support aquatic life. goggles. fin implants along  legs, webbed gloves that extend to the proximal philangie. info pacific sail fish. the bones of the fins would fit into notches along the bone

 gills would be surgically connected either external gills like the axolotl or internal gills like a fish.

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Body Modification : Notes 1

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limbs- arms (for arms, hands, fingers), legs (thighs, forelegs, feet, toes) , torso (spine, organs, ribs, genitals and reproductive), head (neck, mouth, eyes, ears, nose, hair), tail (bace of the spine)

merging with animal parts, mechanical animal parts in place of organic.

connecting the neurological synapses whit electronic equipment

maintaining the new limbs features

animals- avian (wings, tail feathers, beaks), reptilian (skin, teeth, regrowth, tongue), insect/arachnid  (web,mandibles, wings, eyes, fangs) mammalian (claws, fur, teeth, ears) fish (fins, gills, pincers,)

posing – two figures interacting with each other, one unaltered, the other with body mods.

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move the nerve and muscle endings to a single location that would allow for the mechanics to be “plugged in” to the biological body

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mechanical prosthetics connected at the knee. height would not change. hooves at the bace of legs? human muscles of the thigh would be larger due to way the prosthetic operates. the tibia is shortened (mid bone of the leg)



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Body Modification: Cyborgs

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The human body, in its design, is a marvelous thing. capable of slight regeneration and healing, interacting with the surrounding world, and is largely self sufficient—being able to survive with reliance on few things. However, these capabilities are surpassed not only by other species but by the rapid development of new technologies. What if the wold as we knew it no longer existed but in its place was a dystopia, where human hybrids were an everyday occurrence, and the nine to five no longer existed? What if the overlying structure of society collapsed and left the peoples of the world with limited connections? In this post-societal and post-apocalyptic world the modification of the human body is not just an esthetic idea but one of necessity.

This series will explore the idea of scientifically adapting and altering the human body to  allow humans to continue to exist.