Lucy McRae offers an escape from the digital with Future Survival Kit

Los Angeles-based artist Lucy McRae has created a survival kit for a post-apocalyptic future, designed to be carried on the body as if you were a sherpa. McRae, who calls herself a body architect, imagines that people might one day react against “the age of the algorithm”, by rejecting digital devices and social media platforms. […]

Lucy McRae creates hugging machine as an antidote to the “touch crisis”

Los Angeles-based artist Lucy McRae has created a machine she calls the Compression Carpet, which offers a hug to a person craving intimacy. McRae, who refers to herself as a body architect, imagines a future where the growing influx of technology starts to have a big impact on people’s mental wellbeing. She wonders whether mechanical […]

“I’m interested in giving science fiction an overdue sex change” says Lucy McRae

The future is fleshy, according to Lucy McRae. As a new exhibition of her work opens at NGV in Melbourne, the designer explains why she believes the human body holds the key to the development of technology. Lucy McRae: Body Architect, on show at NGV Australia, is the first career retrospective for the Los Angeles-based, […]

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