EBEMU: Experimental Body Extension Manufacturing Unit

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  • In the Experimental Body Extension Manufacturing Unit (EBEMU) ideas about physical body extensions are explored, and prototypes of ‘Wearable Hybrid Body Augmentations’ partly made from discarded material sources are constructed. EBEMU is run by artists Gazzola & Granjon and is open every day during ISEA2013. Voluntary workers recruited from the local community and from the audience work in collaboration with the artists, contributing ideas for new products and taking part in their DIY construction and presentation. EBEMU critiques the notions of body and machine in an increasingly technologically mediated society and is a thought-provoking, participatory and entertaining experience that opens up a wider debate regarding future technological human extensions, home manufacturing and their repercussions on humanity. ebemu.com