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Sophie De Oliveira Barata

Border Sessions 2013 - Thu, 14 Nov 2013

The Alternative Limb Project 

The Alternative Limb Project provides alternative limb covers for amputees. The covers not only delight the eye, but also help break down social barriers and encourage a positive dialogue about the human body and difference. The project works with clients from the conception of ideas to the final work, with the on-going objective of reflecting their imagination, personality and interests through their limb. 

At Border Sessions, project founder Sophie De Oliveira Barata will talk about the process of creating realistic limb covers and the impact it can have on someone, limbs with alternative functions (like the iPod leg), uncanny valley and the future of prosthetics.