I had this deep fascination with transhumanism in college (still do, to a degree), and geared up to go to law school in anticipation of the coming legal war over prosthetics and implants.
The heart and its surroundings are because the quotes just keep coming up, and I didn’t want to look like the matrix. You can see the rest of the Science Tattoo Emporium here or in my book, Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. How presumptuous to assume that tattoos were originally associated with something as negative as slavery! Otzi the Iceman had dots tattooed on his leg which are believed to be an attempt at healing. That is probably not true for many people, if you look at where they are, they are only visible to other people. If elected, Clinton says she'll "get to the bottom" of Area 51, long suspected to be a cover for alien activity on Earth. Who We ArePhenomena is a gathering of spirited science writers who take delight in the new, the strange, the beautiful and awe-inspiring details of our world.
Erika Engelhaupt is the online science editor at National Geographic and manages the Phenomena blog network.
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DisclaimerThe views expressed are those of the writer and are not necessarily those of the National Geographic Society. He informed me that it spelled out his wife’s initials according to the genetic code. Many of my mental battles have been about accepting organic nature and seeing how it relates to the digital, and wanted to express that by having body art which embraced form. If it was a Haiku, I suppose that's good and well, but what else could be so important to have across your ribs?
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Not Exactly Rocket Science is his hub for talking about the awe-inspiring, beautiful and quirky world of science to as many people as possible. And that enchanting discovery turned me, much to my own surprise, into an amateur anthropologist of scientist body art and the author of Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.
If you would gain more dexterity through an artificial limb, is it legal for a surgeon to remove a fully operational biological limb?
A month before I went in for two more lines of code, all the conversations I was having started revolving around how I needed to pay more attention to my heart (I’m a bit of a robot, and learning to interact with emotion for the sake of people I care about has been a long and arduous journey). I walked into Action Tattoo, and Aaron had drawn this thing up – transit lines for the structures we build reflecting the organic world we come from, and the particle trails, and circuits, and of course the heart. Three lines of code in, I found out about the EFF and figured I should go into helping make a world where those cases happen. So I co-founded a maker space (Jigsaw Renaissance) and a way to link hacker and maker spaces together (Space Federation), and then got into engaging those communities with humanitarian response.
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