Source: Luisa Whitton The Lifelike Advancements Of The Japanese Robotics Industry In A Revealing Photo Series 2015-11-13 Fri 2015-11-13 Fri "What About the Heart?" is a photo-series and book by Luisa Whitton that documents the advances of the robotics industry in Japan, and explores how these advances in technology affect the human identity. Source: Luisa Whitton She worked closely for months with Hiroshi Ishiguro, a renowned robotics scientist who is famous for building a robotic double of himself. Her photography , she explains, is an effort to provoke thought about the lifelike robotic appendages and how we divide the realms of human and robotic, if at all: "In the photographs, I am trying to subvert the traditional formula of portraiture and allure the audience into a debate on the boundaries that determine the dichotomy of the human/not human." Source: Luisa Whitton Source: Luisa Whitton In asking Ishiguro about the definition of humanity, she was told "The definition of human will be more complicated, there is no absolute definition. We use artificial organs more and more, and replace our bodies with machines." Source: Luisa Whitton Source: Luisa Whitton Source: Luisa Whitton The eerie, yet lifelike creations force us to consider just how much of the human experience can be replicated. Source: Luisa Whitton Source: Luisa Whitton Source: Luisa Whitton Whitton posed the question "What about the heart?" to Ishiguro. Source: Luisa Whitton Ishiguro took the question at face valuing, answering that "The heart is the easiest part. Artificial hearts are very popular now. The liver is more difficult." Source: Luisa Whitton Source: Luisa Whitton Source: Luisa Whitton By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:h/t: Design Boom / Luisa Whitton Tags: Cool / Japan / Photography / Robotics / Robots / Technology grape Japan The Lifelike Advancements Of The Japanese Robotics Industry In A Revealing Photo Series Related Article It’s Not Szechuan Sauce, But Chicken McNuggets Are Getting Wasabi And Teriyaki Sauces In Japan Japanese Bunny Takes Advantage Of Shedding Season With Cute And Stylish Hairdos Japanese Bone Artist Crafts Amazing King Ghidora Figure Out Of KFC Chicken Bones The Amazing and Hypnotic Sounds of the Chopstick Piano Japanese shop introduces constantly grinning “smile masks” to be more welcoming Japan Celebrates Kirby’s 25th Anniversary With These Awesome Kirby Meat Buns!