SPARE PARTS: New Organs of Creation

A woman looks through a glass globe at a very small 3D printed larynx in the piece "New Organs of Creation" by Burton Nitta
Date 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location 
Science Gallery London
Price 
FREE, ticketed event

What might a healing anthem composed for ‘Britain’s divided nation’ sound like? Hear how, and why, Burton Nitta collaborated with King’s researchers Lucy Di-Silvio and Trevor Coward to engineer a larynx capable of non-human sounds, and experience it in action.

Booking details coming soon.


About the contributor(s) 

Burton Nitta (comprised of Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta) is an transdisciplinary art and design studio based in London collaborating with science and technology to investigate our future world and human evolution.

Lucy Di-Silvio is Professor of Tissue Engineering at the Centre of Oral, Clinical and Translational Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London. Her research is based on the regeneration of tissues using stem cell technology and its translation and application for specific clinical problems related largely to oral, craniofacial and orthopaedics. 

Trevor Coward is Consultant in Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Rehabilitation at King's College London. He has over thirty years of experience rehabilitating patients with facial/body prostheses. The aim of his research, is to rebuild faces using innovative prostheses based on novel technologies. The main focus of his research is based upon the use of digital technology in the planning and provision of facial prostheses.

New Organs of Creation is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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