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Human 2.0,

Human Pig

2013

Design Fiction,

Illustration,

Self-Identity,

Story Telling

Introduction

Human 2.0 is an ongoing project and a story envisioning the future, where we construct our identities in the society with boundless enhancements and definitions for human being. It uses exaggerated metaphor, and expresses the next generation as human pigs. Human 2.0 attempts to raise awareness about similarities between the approaches we currently manipulate the livestock and ourselves. With its dramatic and ironic qualities, this fictional story aims in stimulating how people might respond to the possible scenarios and systems, and inciting the imagination-filling conversations about the alternative future.

Pig

When the first pig walked into fences, human beings were constantly striving for improvement, creating the best breeding condition. We built up a blueprint for future, and a framework for pigpen. Pigs are constrained by being raised and domesticated in the best habitat. In this cage, there is a singular standard to examine and stamp for qualities of life. The natural habits have been stripped off, and redressed with the best pattern we designed. We fatten, manufacture pigs from top to toes, and process them for the greater usages and benefits.

Human

When the first ape-man picked up torches, human beings were constantly striving for improvement, creating the best surviving condition. We built up a blueprint for future, and a framework for society. Humans are constrained by being educated and developed in the best scenario. In this cage, there is a singular standard to determine and certify values of life. The natural habits have been stripped off, and redressed with the best pattern we designed. We perfect, enhance humans from top to toes, and modify them to greater behaviours and living styles.