The prosthesis fine jewelry that is talked about in Luxereau’s reading is quite terrifying, but I wanted to discuss it because it relates so much to the culture in Los Angeles. I could definitely see people in Los Angeles wearing these embedded jewelry pieces because it is very similar to all the plastic surgery that is done in LA for people to make themselves look like their version of more beautiful. The models’ physical appearances shown in his photo gallery make the girls look completely different with their prostheses than they would look without them. So many people, especially women, feel as though they need to enhance their beauty through surgery, but natural beauty is often times the prettiest. The technology of plastic surgery, such as prosthesis jewelry, has become a work of art, making real people seem as though they are dolls.
Warwick’s technology has further expanded the use of science and medicine to create something innovative that could one day change the future. His work on Project Cyborg allowed him to insert a transmitter into his arm, which was used to control devices that were in his proximity. He basically became a human cyborg through the use of his own nervous system. The idea was that his technology could help the disabled, or anyone that had damage done to their central nervous system. Technology like that of Warwick’s is both artistic and technological because it embodies both creativity and scientific intelligence.
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