Designers Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen use both real and fictional biotechnology to explore the connection between the natural and the man-made, and invite questions about the impact of biotechnology. One of their projects, Life Support, imagines a world in which dogs and sheep take the role of life-saving medical…
What do life support devices do when there are no humans left to support? These plucky little machines have found a solution: when no human is available, they work to keep each other alive instead.
Revital Cohen is a designer who came upon an ad for rats engineered to be depressed, sold by Genoway. She couldn't stop thinking about these sad animal-commodities. So she decided to design cages that would cheer the rodents up.