Would you be willing to use a living animal as a respirator or dialysis…

Designers Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen use both real and fictional biotechnology to explore the connection between the natural and the man-made, and invite questions about the impact of biotechnology. One of their projects, Life Support, imagines a world in which dogs and sheep take the role of life-saving medical… » 2/23/13 8:00am 2/23/13 8:00am

These life support machines work to keep each other alive

What do life support devices do when there are no humans left to support? These plucky little machines have found a solution: when no human is available, they work to keep each other alive instead. » 5/20/12 1:30pm 5/20/12 1:30pm

One woman's efforts to cheer up rats who are genetically engineered to…

Revital Cohen is a designer who came upon an ad for rats engineered to be depressed, sold by Genoway. She couldn't stop thinking about these sad animal-commodities. So she decided to design cages that would cheer the rodents up. » 5/06/11 4:21pm 5/06/11 4:21pm