​​The fusion of human and machine is a progressive social change, driven by socio-cultural and technological developments. The recent rapid technological progress made technology smarter, smaller, and more mobile. This leads to computing getting closer to our bodies. Nanotech, Neurotech, Biotech, and Artificial Intelligence can bring Tech to the point of invisibility. How will cyborgization affect design and what new challenges and potentials are future designers facing?
 






Cyborg-Centered Design describes a design process in which the cyborg is at the center. The approach is based on the insight that the relationship between human and technology changes: technology becomes part of human identity and individuality. The future task of a designer will be to combine physical and digital design. We have to think speculative and evaluate the chances of great technology, but also consider the risks.​​​​​​​



The term Internet of Cyborg describes the link of cyborgs with physical and virtual objects in an Internet-like structure. With the integration of intelligent and communicating technologies into the human body, the cyborg becomes part of a networked system in constant communication with his environement.




With the integration of technology into the human body, it becomes the interface itself. The Body User Interface allows the cyborg to interact directly with implanted technology through his own body. The initially invisible technique inside the body becomes part of his identity, which is made visible and tangible by the BUI.



Cyborg-Centered Design should arise a debate among designers, to consider that technology will affect our lives more intense.
 The goal is to inspire others and show the possibilities, to think critically and consider the risks, to be part of an ongoing debate
what the future of human beholds. Think future, think cyborg!



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besides the theoretical part...


typeface: Cyborg


iconography


character design & animation

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credits
concept and design
Anna Foltinek, Josephine Rais, Lea Schwegler
help and support
Jan Schädle-Ubeda, Daniel Stuhlpfarrer, Dominik Witzke
special thanks
Prof. Benedikt Groß, Prof. Dr. habil. Georg Kneer
thanks to
Mar Anderson, Erika Foltinek, Ester Harter, Artur und Jana Hermann, Luka Martin,
Max Müller, muellerprints, Jennifer Piperek, 
Kurt Rais

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