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Tuesday, October 12, 2004  

Kind of Weird and Creepy - Skincoats

From Wired:

Fancy a partially alive jacket, possibly grown out of your own skin? In reality, it may not be that far away.

Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr at the Tissue Culture & Art Project are attempting to grow a semi-living jacket in an effort to create "victimless leather." Hoping to highlight the possibility of wearing leather without killing an animal, the duo is presently focused on growing living tissue into a leather-like material and having it mature in the form of a miniature, stitchless, coat-like shape.

Oddly enough, I just finished a sci-fi novel entitled Excession in which a character wore a skin cloak grown from his skin cells. It was meant to illustrate a highly decadent and hedonistic society.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 5:03 PM |