Human+ The future of our species

CCCB's new exhibition invites us to reflect on the influence of technological progress in the evolution of the human species and the complexity of defining what it means to be human in this context of rapid change.

From October 6 the CCCB explores the boundaries of what it means to be human—boundaries of the body, boundaries of the species, boundaries of what is socially and ethically acceptable. 

Through a variety of art installations, devices, prototypes and experiences, the exhibition examines the possible future paths of our species considering both traditional and emerging technologies and their cultural and ethical context. From Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to human digital remains, our lives are mediated and defined by our tools and scientific discoveries. 

Barcelona is one of the major European capitals of biomedical research and a leader in industrial design. During the past five years, research teams from universities and start up businesses are carrying out an important research in nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. This exhibition highlights the importance of EU investment in research and facilitates careful and rigorous information on the state of research in areas of strong influence on the future of the human species.

However, this exhibition is not a blind celebration of technology, but is intended to present a range of imagined and real possibilities, allowing visitors to make up their own mind about the preferred future of the human species.

First presented at Science Gallery Dublin in 2011, HUMAN+ re-emerges now as a co-production between CCCB and Science Gallery, featuring many additional works, and accompanied by both a full event series and new catalogue.

Publication date: Monday, 28 September 2015
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