New London, New Hampshire, USA
Jane Prophet is a US-based British artist who works in collaboration with scientists such as neuroscientists, stem cell researchers, mathematicians and heart surgeons. She works across media and disciplines to produce objects and installations, frequently combining traditional and computational processes. Her focus on the relationship between human mind, the body and technology was evident in her 1998 science-fiction-style comic strip CDROM, The Internal Organs of a Cyborg. Her use of 3D printing to make organic forms includes the silver plated Heart made from MRI data in 2004. She revisits this theme in her current work with neuroscientists to scan her brain during meditations on death and to use that data to make life-sized 3D printed self-portraits that are animated with video projections of growth and decay. Her academic papers position art in relation to contemporary debates about new media and mainstream art; feminist technoscience; artificial life; and ubiquitous computing.