News of the Post-human – The OutcomeSpeculative Design
The short film detailing the speculations can be found here.
News of the Post-human is a project about communication and media in the world where transhumanism has become a widely accepted part of public life.
The aim was to explore how current day communication methods would change in a world where human body parts have become interconnected through technology, creating a vision of an Internet of Things for which a more fitting name would be the Internet of Limbs.
The video follows an office worker called Rita through a series of short vignettes as she slogs through an uneventful day at work. Rita uses an Ocular device, an eye replacement implant which works as a tiny computer inside her head. Ocular’s operating system communicates its gesture-controlled interface to Rita through AR as we watch her grab a coffee from the office espresso machine, write an email, read a newspaper and talk to her mum who has a similar implant.