Sunday, February 7, 2010

Genpets

Genpets

Pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship. Genpets are pets in the future and bioengineered pets. Genpets are mixed media installation art piece created by a 24 year old Sculptor and programmer named Adam Brandejs with assistance from makeup artist Crystal Pallister. It is considered a hoax of exposure.

The creations were sculpted; automated creatures made of latex and plastic, and housed robotic circuitry to simulate slow respiration. They looked like small, bald skinned and ugly humanoids. These little creatures are exhibited in numerous galleries in Toronto, and have been shown in Canada and Europe. Genpets are little creature that are living, breathing genetic mammals and come in 2 base configurations, a 1-year model, and 3-year model. . It has blood, bones, muscle and brain. If you cut them, they will bleed and die if mistreated like an ordinary animal. Genpets have limited vocal chords so they will not create a large amount of noise when disturbed. Genpets come in seven different personality types. Each personality type shows slightly different emotions. It will last for 1 to 3 years.

The original prototype and breeding Genpets were created using a process called "Zygote Micro Injection". Thereafter the Genpets are grown in assisted breeding lab farms. Zygote Micro Injection is quickly becoming a favorable method to combine DNA, or to insert certain proteins from different species. According to Adam Brandejs, the point of Genpets is to get the public thinking about the concept of bioengineering and how they feel about where that science might lead us.





1 comments:

Gian Faye on June 21, 2011 at 6:50 AM said...

I have to be honest that I'm slightly scared of what it looks like.

But it is first in the history of technology so I give my applause to whoever have thought of this. :D

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