Plug-and-play human organs, non-human intelligences and missions to Mars add speculative spice to a year of cultural events focused on the future
Spare Parts, Science Gallery London, 28 February to 12 May
THIS winter, curator Stephanie Delcroix’s new exhibition asks peculiar and pressing questions about the body.
It is nearly 65 years since Joseph Murray and a team at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston performed the first successful organ transplant (passing a kidney between identical twins Ronald and Richard Herrick), and still our imaginations are haunted by the mystery, menace and sheer potential of maintaining human life with spare parts. …