DNA Stamper, Identities and Genism

The D.N.A Stamper offers the public the chance to contemplate the impact of granting someone access to their biological data. The aim of this project is to challenge them to think about how much they value their identity. Who should have access to this information? It simulates extracting a sample of the user’s D.N.A. and uses this to stamp a consent form, to verify the user’s identity and offer tissue for hypothetical testing. The owner of the sample will have to fill in the consent form expressing how much of the information in the D.N.A. the holder will be privy to.

Designer Jamie Thoms took inspiration from companies such as “23andMe” which processes peoples D.N.A. for a fee and films such as “GATTACA” which offer an extreme view of where we could end up if the use of the information contained in D.N.A. becomes public. If this service became a reality, would offering someone access to the information your D.N.A. holds, create a new level in social relationships or is this beginning of genism and discrimination?
Designer: Jamie Thoms

11 Comments

  • f.b says:

    Futurama death clock?

  • f.b says:

    Futurama death clock?

  • Kid says:

    Don't photograph your ginger arms.

  • Kid says:

    Don't photograph your ginger arms.

  • fervt88 says:

    This about design, not your irrelevant observations about arms; the last time I checked, design is universal.

    Nice idea by the way!

  • fervt88 says:

    This about design, not your irrelevant observations about arms; the last time I checked, design is universal.

    Nice idea by the way!

  • Nice design!!

    All the research, all the design concepts, sketching, the effort etc.
    and everything reduces to a douchebag criticizing the arms in the pictures,thinking he is so funny and a good designer…

    don't let that affect you, being published in a webpage like yanko is what makes this things worth the effort !!

    Keep on the good work!

    • Bauski says:

      where did he say he's a good designer? YOu assume thatm he just made a stupid comment that made me laugh. Grow up and deal with it!

  • Nice design!!

    All the research, all the design concepts, sketching, the effort etc.
    and everything reduces to a douchebag criticizing the arms in the pictures,thinking he is so funny and a good designer…

    don't let that affect you, being published in a webpage like yanko is what makes this things worth the effort !!

    Keep on the good work!

    • Bauski says:

      where did he say he's a good designer? YOu assume thatm he just made a stupid comment that made me laugh. Grow up and deal with it!

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