Speculative designers and recent RCA graduates - Soomi Park, Koby Barhad, Agi Haines and Adam Peacock – are pushing the boundaries of their field in conjunction with the human body and emerging technologies. The exhibition, ‘Technophilia and the Corrupt Body’ explores new perceptions of the human body, one that adopts fast developing technologies, as well as illustrating future scenarios that are created through the eyes of the designers.
This exciting exhibition is of photographs entered by young people aged 14-18 to the ESRC’s Changing World Photographic Competition (http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/photographic-competition/index.aspx). The exhibition displays the winners, runners up, judge’s favourites and highly commended images.
In 2015 the ESRC celebrates 50 years of supporting world-class social science research. Over the last 50 years our research has helped change the world, providing deep insights into key social and economic questions. As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, this year's photographic competition examined how the world has changed over the last 50 years, how will it continue to change and what social sciences can tell us.
Social science research plays a vital role in our society. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all every day - at work, in school or college, within our communities, when exploring our identities and expressing our beliefs.
The exhibition is free to attend.
Helen and Clive have spent most of their professional lives working in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychiatry, but in this event are sharing a selection of the things they have produced in an almost lifelong involvement in writing and photography, and which have something of the quality of grave goods.
Like us all grave goods are corporeal and like us they decay and disappear, although usually they survive for somewhat longer than we do. At the time they were made they presumably had a use or meaning for the maker, but once they become grave goods they only have a meaning if they are found and then only a meaning in the mind of those who have found them.
This gives them the mysterious quality that for as long as there is the possibility that they may be found, they continue to contain the potential to evoke something in someone who may know nothing of their existence, or indeed of the feelings or ideas that will be evoked until the moment of discovery.