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THE POINT

The Alternatives

BY SPUTNIKO!

Illustration by Kat J. Weiss

When I was director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab’s Design Fiction group, one of the projects we developed was (Im)possible Baby (2016): a speculative design project exploring the possibilities and ethical dilemmas of using induced pluripotent stem cell technology to allow same-sex couples to reproduce, thus questioning the norm of how we create families.

A student of mine and the leader of this project, Ai Hasegawa, analyzed the DNA of a same-sex couple to create visualizations of their offspring’s potential appearance…

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