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Fitter Happier: Mattheiu Gafsou Investigates Transhumanism in New Book and Exhibition

July 20, 2018

By Conor Risch

© Matthieu Gafsou/Courtesy Galerie C/MAPS

Julien Deceroi, a “Grinder,” self-implanted a magnet into his middle finger.

There is hubris in the idea that humans can improve upon Earth’s natural systems, which have evolved over the course of 4.5 billion years. Yet it’s also understandable that people want to cheat death by enhancing, or even escaping completely, the human body, that bag of bones and water that starts dying almost as soon as it’s created. Transhumanists aim...

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