Monday, January 03, 2005

That jacket is really you...

I mean, it's really you...
Fancy a partially alive jacket, possibly grown out of your own skin? In reality, it may not be that far away.

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr at the Tissue Culture & Art Project are attempting to grow a semi-living jacket in an effort to create "victimless leather." Hoping to highlight the possibility of wearing leather without killing an animal, the duo is presently focused on growing living tissue into a leather-like material and having it mature in the form of a miniature, stitchless, coat-like shape.
Read the rest here.

What's next? I suppose they can use penile skin to make telescopes. Or maybe they could give it acne and use it for self-regenerating bubble wrap. Chia-Pets could grow real hair. Any other suggestions?

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