The Open Source Body project is an intimate concept and a multi sensory DIY Biolab experience and toolkit that aims to re-imagine and challenge the current and future developments of technologies of self health/care. The biological self, the anatomised human body, and now self health/care is an open source concept. Through experimentation with digital fabrication, DIY Biology, biofabrication and biotinkering, we aim to investigate the ways in which we can autonomously craft, cultivate, fabricate and design our own biotechnologies of care. The project is an ongoing work of art that is part of a much greater concept, a manifesto, a way of life and exploring the human body.
This project is comprised of a material exploration section for the development of biofabricated materials that can act as interfaces that can monitor and test the pH of bodily fluids, mining bacteria and microorganisms from our own microbiome and developing our own DIY biolab equipment such as hardware and labware but also fabricating bodily fluid containers and specially designed instruments for self experimentation and exploration in which we can extract with and store our precious biological materials.
Biofabrication + digital fabrication + biochromes + open source hardware x [DIY BIOLOGY experiments] = OPEN SOURCE BODY