Diabetes Public EngagementSelf-initiated worksArtist– James Gilpin Large amounts of sugar are excreted on a daily basis by type-two diabetic patients especially amongst the upper end of our aging population. As a result of this diabetic patients toilets often have unusual scale build up in the basin due and rapid mould growths as the sugar put into the system […]
I said a fond farewell to YCN last week. We have produced some great work together over the last few months but now it is time for me to concentrate on my own practice again.
Diabetics will excrete large amounts of high quality sugar when there blood glucose is running high. From this > to this to this.
Whilst i have no intrest in exploring the varios data silos and there relationship to the quantified-self. I do wish to use data in order to help people understand the physical and phycological changes that happen to my body during the day.
Three physical models accompanied by one short film? The two key areas that I would like to talk about. 1.) The convergence, Digital technologies being developed along side biological medicines. In particular there use to enhance the bodies abilities; endurance, speed, strength and intelligence. 2.) Engagement and awareness, using design I would like to create a space for the public discussion of diabetes and the policy which […]
Demos – Better Humans
Man may be able to program his own cells long before he will be
able to assess adequately the long-term consequences of such
alterations, long before he will be able formulate goals, and long
before he can resolve the ethical and moral problems which will
Marshal Nirenberg, Nobel Laureate, 1967
Convergence and the singularity, Can I break down the project into biomedicine and advanced information technology including cognitive neuroscience? In doing so I want to highlight the convergence of these technologies rather than talk about one of the emerging technologies in the singular.
The concept of ‘converging technologies’ stems from a 2002 report sponsored by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and edited by Mihail Roco and William Bainbridge: In the early decades of the twenty-first century, concentrated efforts can unify science based on the unity of nature, thereby advancing the combination of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and new technologies based in cognitive science. […]
“Every waking moment you’re aware that you’re diabetic,” he says. “But you develop a new sense – what you’re going to eat, how much insulin you’ve got to take with that food that you’re taking, what sort of a stressful day you’re going to be living because that affects the blood sugar levels as well…so […]
Charles Palmer, a diabetic, invented this device in 1955 to make self-administered insulin injections easier
Julian Schwinger a Noble Prize winner (1965) established a research foundation towards the end of his life to take in member of the research community rejected by main stream academia. he provided a money and a safe haven for those with theories that went against the main stream.
Kris Freeman “Any performance enhancement you could get from this is more than negated by the diabetes itself,” Freeman said. “I have all the respect for the anti-doping agencies, and they’ve given me the exemption, but I don’t see why insulin is even on the banned list.” When Freeman races in World Cup events, his […]
Diabetes takes an enormous toll both on the individual and society. However, accurate monitoring of blood glucose levels when combined with insulin therapy dramatically improves upon lifestyle and lifespan. Unfortunately, the current gold standard method for blood glucose measurement requires an invasive test. The purpose of this project is to develop an implantable, externally readable glucose sensor. VERICHIP
“Rare genetic mutations that confer protection against developing type 1 diabetes have been found. Furthermore, the nature of the mutations suggests that the disease may be caused by a common virus” Welcome Trust
If a patient believes that human insulin is responsible for loss of
warning [of hypoglycaemia] it is reasonable to revert to animal insulin.
The system didn’t just encourage consumerism it is all consuming. How can people that already play the system very well be convinced to challange the status-quo?
Just started reading a publication by Demos a think tank aimed at creating a society of powerful enablers for our technosocial future.
Guidelines for policy concerning the development and legal protection of biological enhanced organisms are largely based upon the research carried out by organisations that stand to benefit from the spread and commercialisation of the technology. Is there another alternative?
Nearly all great scientists start out as heretics nailing their theories to the door of conventional scientific wisdom. Galileo, Darwin and Einstein were all at some point in a minority of one; Alfred Wegener was dead before continental drift was taken seriously.
Whales, The Radar Of The Ocean With Suicidal Tendencies ? Embryo Selection Is This Good, Emf Is This Progressive ?
The world always needs heretics to challenge the prevailing orthodoxies. We are lucky that we can be heretics today without any danger of being burned at the stake. But unfortunately i am an old heretic. Old heretics do not cut much ice. When you hear an old heretic talking, you can always say, “too bad he […]
ACCORDING TO A RECENT HOUSE OF LORDS REPORT: “SOCIETY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH SCIENCE IS IN A CRITICAL PHASE… THERE IS A WIDESPREAD BELIEF THAT THE UK’S POST-WAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH SCIENCE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY AN EMERGING ANTI-SCIENCE MOOD WHICH BOTH FEARS THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE AND IS LOSING FAITH IN THE ABILITY OF SCIENCE […]
WHEN ART PUBLICITY PRESENTS LIFE SCIENCE DISCOURSES. WHAT ETHICAL AND AESTHETIC CHALLENGES EMERGE? ARTISTS CREATIONS ARE NEVER NEUTRAL.