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Nurture Studies by Diana Scherer

With ‘Nurture Studies’ the artist Diana Scherer presents an archive of flowers she has grown from seed over a six-month period. Rather than letting the flowers grow in open soil, she has forced each plant to develop within the confines of a vase. Only at the end of the process she removes the plant’s corset, exposing roots that retain their shape as an evocation of the now absent vase.

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Bodykit

Web tech designed to handle data related to the human body for websites and apps. Theoretically has implications related to online identity, from the personal to the commercial:

BodyKit is a collection of APIs and embeddable components that allows you to virtualize, analyze, and simulate any human body. With BodyKit, you can tap into years of R&D on human shape and pose from within your own website or application. This versatile toolset can power anything from early-stage prototypes or lightweight applications to large-scale platforms.

At the Bodykit website there is an online demo to play around with a human scan and edit their physical attributes. You can try it out and find out more here