Curing Perfect (2015-2017)
A three year project developed with its partners, Curing Perfect investigated some of the ethical issues relating to stem cell research and gene therapy and its impact on disabled people. It was delivered as an online game, a comic book and as interactive performances at events around the country.
Play Curing Perfect – the complete works. Discover a world of imperfection.
Are you perfect? Is anyone? Curing Perfect is an online graphic novel that explores some of the ethical issues relating to stem cell research and gene therapy and its impact on disabled people. Led by a team of learning disabled artists, Curing Perfect uses digital media to engage the public in the difficult issues of ‘curing’ disability and creating the perfect person. In this online world, learning disabled artists are fully engaged in the conversations about the issues that affect them.
Curing Perfect won the Gold Award for Best App at the Sussex Digital Awards 2017.
Curing Perfect is a collaboration with digital artists Alex Peckham (Blast Theory), Simon Wilkinson (Circa69) and Doctors June Jones and Geoffrey Brown of The University of Birmingham. It is funded and supported by:
DECIDE (www.birmingham.ac.uk/decide) is a project that examines the nature of stem cells and is funded by the European Union (315902, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN)