Nicolas Myers at Designersblock London 2009

September 4, 2009

Transgenic Bestiary
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Nicolas Myers is exhibiting as part of the group Disruptive Thinking.

His work, greatly influenced by his studies in graphic design and computer sciences, investigates the implications of digital technology through the filter of design.

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In a context where almost all physical objects, living organisms and phenomena are described in a digital manner his projects question the neutrality of these representations, while focusing on aesthetic and visual representations and interactive experiences. Nicolas Myers recently graduated from the Design Interactions course of the Royal College of Art. He holds an MA in graphic design from the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and a degree in computer science from the Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris. He works and lives in London.

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Transgenic Bestiary is a game that envisions the use of animal dna to discover biodiversity, understand taxonomy and create imaginary collections of virtual hybrids. In order to create rich and complex creatures, the player has to mix species close enough in the tree of life. Combining unrelated species leads to unstable animals that will eventually die. Far from being fictional, many of the technologies and trends underlying this project already exist today. It only makes sense to use this vast amount of information for recreational purposes, to satisfy curiosity and let non specialist grasp and appropriate this bewildering biodiversity.

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Nicolas Myers

Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.

24 – 27 Sep 2009

Opening times:
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00

Register on the Designersblock website.