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Baby Builder

A playful exploration of genetic engineering

The Baby Builder is an interactive installation in which you can design your own child through genetic engineering. It challenges the audience to confront the ethical and moral questions raised by emerging technologies.

About the Baby Builder

The impact of technology on our lives is increasing. Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering and nanotechnology are examples of emerging technologies predicted to drastically change our lives. This offers great opportunities, but also entails challenges.

The Baby Builder is an interactive installation in which you can design your own child through genetic engineering. Prevent nasty genetic diseases, increase intelligence and while you’re at it, make your child extra social and empathetic right away. Some people might like this speculative scenario, others might not. Whatever your point of view may be, the Baby Builder challenges the audience to confront the ethical and moral questions raised by the development of genetic engineering. Find out if this a future that you want and where you draw the line.

The Baby Builder aims to provoke, raise awareness and spark debate about the implications of emerging technologies, in particular genetic engineering, before these become part of our reality. Through public debate the most desirable and humane future can be aimed for.

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About Bertrand Burgers

I’m a designer with a special interest in the intersection between art, technology and society. To me, design is a powerful tool to speculate, question and research. In my projects, my focus centres on emerging technologies and its ethical, social and moral challenges.

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