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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Lucy McRae

Future of Wellness

November 16, 2017

Lucy McRae

Lucy McRae is a sci-fi artist, designer, body architect, and filmmaker placing the human body in complex, futuristic scenarios that confound the boundaries between the natural and artificial. Her approach is to influence culture by exploring scientific breakthroughs relating to health and the human body, while providing a feminine point of view on emerging technology. Inventor of Swallowable Parfum, McRae is recognized as an early identifier of emerging technologies that drive product innovation. McRae led Philips Electronics Future Lab and has consulted with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Intel, and Aesop. McRae encourages scientific conversation where science and technology meet the body, throwing into question "What makes us Human?" She has spoken and taught master classes at TED, WIRED Health, Royal Albert Hall, London’s College of Physicians, Tribeca, Cannes Lion, and most recently at MIT’s Being Material conference. Her work has been developed in collaboration with leading institutes including NASA, MIT, and Ars Electronica. Her work has been exhibited at the London Science Museum, Centre Pompidou, and the Venice Biennale.

Supported by Detroit Creative Corridor Center, stewards of the UNESCO City of Design designation.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.