The DIY Cyborgs Hacking Their Bodies for Fun

June 9, 2017

(Wired) – Life hacks make tedious tasks like slicing avocados or opening jars a bit easier. Such tricks are for amateurs. Hardcore hackers slice open their arms, or hands, or ears to install magnets, RFID tags, and other nifty devices that open doors, transmit data to a smartphone, and do other cool, if somewhat pointless, things. Photographer Hannes Wiedemann explores the wild world of DIY cyborgs in Grinders. The photos filling his book are not for the squeamish, as they present, in occasionally gruesome detail, the lengths these folks go to so they might live in the future. “They’re into technology, so they try to take shortcuts through technology,” he says.

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