The opening ceremony was held with the attendance of a special guest, British cybernetics professor, Kevin Warwick, dubbed by the media as Captain Cyborg.
‘I was born a man’, says professor Warwick in his interviews. ‘But this is only a coincidence. I do not intend to give in to such limitations.’
Professor Warwick became famous for implanting himself with a chip integrated with his nervous system. The implant allowed him to communicate with machines and to steer them using only his thoughts.
Professor’s wife, Irena, also participated in the Cyborg project. She was implanted with a similar chip and tried to communicate with her husband without using any traditional methods. With the help of the computers linked to the implants, Mr and Mrs Warwick transferred emotions as well as sensations of pain and pleasure.
During the opening ceremony of the Re: Generation gallery, professor Warwick described his experiences to the visitors of the Copernicus Science Centre.
The meeting with professor Warwick was accompanied by a performance of the Łuhuu! group. Visitors could become the Master of Puppets and explore the boundaries of our freedom. Does manipulating others make us also be manipulated? Can those who are manipulated and those who are manipulating suddenly switch places? Are we aware of that?