Lucy McRae is a sci-fi artist, film director, TED fellow and ‘body architect’—placing the human body in complex, futuristic scenarios that confound the boundaries between the natural and artificial, and inventing iconic artworks that take people beyond the expectations of themselves. McRae encourages scientific conversation around the slipperiness of where science and technology meet the body, throwing into question, ‘What makes us human’?
Lucy has spoken and taught masterclasses on the impact technology has on human nature at TED, WIRED Health, Royal Albert Hall, London’s College of Physicians, Tribeca, Cannes Lion and most recently at MIT’s Being Material conference in 2017. McRae’s award-winning science fiction artworks have 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.