London - invited
Nanotechnology promises a utopian vision as a result of our future capability of manipulating the world around us on a nanoscale. As presented by Professor Richard Jones, author of Soft Machines, the true potential of this new technology is when it is fused with organic living systems, like viruses. Nanotopia presents a vision of people at the extremities of the social classes. The project references how people currently use their bodies as a last resort, to sell hair, blood and kidneys. It envisions a future where the poorest utilise new possibilities of fusing nanotechnology and the body as real-estate. In reaction to this, it also visualises the changes in bodily aesthetics within the upper classes.