The French Embassy, in Japan, is organising a debate at the University of Tokyo. The aim is to discuss the prospects offered by technologies for ‘repairing’ or even ‘augmenting’ humans by inviting speakers from various backgrounds (makers’ culture, anthropology, artificial intelligence and engineering). The debate will be followed by a virtual reality experience. Come and meet Nicolas Huchet AKA Bionico who, after losing his hand due to an accident, managed to manufacture his own bionic hand prosthesis. It was made possible thanks to the support of the fab lab in his city (from fabrication laboratory, a workshop open to the public which provides tools and machines). This project was supported by Daniela Cerqui, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Lausanne, Arisa Ema, Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo and Visiting Researcher at Riken, and Ken Endo, Researcher at Sony CSL and founder of Xiborg Co. Ltd.
You can find more information on the official website of the French Institute of Japan – Tokyo.