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James Gilpin

MA work

Millions worldwide experience Type – 1 diabetes. What similarities can be drawn between today’s medical conditions and future deviations from our genetic norms? I am a Type – 1 diabetic, and I have used my direct personal experiences of living with this condition to inform my work this year, exploring the consequences of using science to alter our bodies’ abilities. Old people’s urine becomes an exportable whisky of high economic value, and our children are fed on a diet previously reserved for only the most elite of athletes.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2010

  • Millions worldwide experience Type – 1 diabetes. What similarities can be drawn between today’s medical conditions and future deviations from our genetic norms? I am a Type – 1 diabetic, and I have used my direct personal experiences of living with this condition to inform my work this year, exploring the consequences of using science to alter our bodies’ abilities. Old people’s urine becomes an exportable whisky of high economic value, and our children are fed on a diet previously reserved for only the most elite of athletes.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Interaction Design, London College of Communication, 2008
  • Experience

  • Design consultant, Various, London, 2009-10; Teaching, Tinker London, London, 2007-10; Project management, YCN, London, 2006-10; Design researcher, Cranfield University, Cranfield, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • If You Could Collaborate, Rochelle School, London, 2010