Transhuman Goalie by kelly heaton

Transhuman Goalie, 2017. Digital sketch

Transhuman Goalie, 2017. Digital sketch

From Wikipedia: "Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international and intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology.[1][2]"

What does it mean to enhance the human being? In my experience, weaknesses are a gift for personal reflection and spiritual growth. Will enhanced people be more superficial; and if so, what is "enhanced" about that? 

open studio: a young woman with her phone by kelly heaton

A young woman with her phone.  Digital photo collage.  Kelly Heaton, 2015

An artifact of the Anthropocene era: a young woman with her phone.  Artists used to sculpt marble statues from a live model, often a woman of ill repute. Now, artists model statues in Photoshop using pictures of women who post themselves on the Internet.  For the record, I made my "statue" from a composite of several women, so it does not represent a real person.