HUMAN 1.1 Extract from computer simulation 2019
Human 1.1 uses science and art in the effort to protect humans in Space. The project recognises how human gene-editing needs to be more widely understood. The intention of Human 1.1 is to bridge the gap between researchers and the wider public. This simplified and easily accessible platform introduces to both younger and elder people the current debates of human gene editing. Human 1.1 presents the biological development of genetically-altered humans from early embryonic stages to adulthood, using known examples of “beneficial” genes, highlighting the importance of these gene editing technologies and researches in relation to the future of human survival in space, Mars, and eventually on other planets.
Human 1.1 for the first time presents a visualised form of how humans could develop in the future with the current biotech advancements. The work is based on real data taken from the NASA Twins Study and various human genetic researches globally. The models are portrayed with physical attributes that can protect them from harsh Space conditions. The work has progressed together in collaboration with scientists from NASA, The Mason Lab, Colombia, Baylor College and Harvard.
HUMAN 1.1 'Concept drawing' Extract from animation 2019
In 2018 Aron Mathe carried out a collaborative research residency at the Mason Lab in New York under the supervision of Dr Christopher Mason. Dr Mason’s lab has been undertaking a 500- year research project to find, detect and test human genetic enhancement for survival in space condition, additionally the Mason lab was an active participant in NASA's Twin Study.
Aron Mathe at the Mason Lab 2018