Project Description

Walking 2.0: Humanizing Machines with Functionality, Design, & Beauty

When Amanda Boxtel was 24, a skiing accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. She was told that she would never walk again. Yet on-stage, we watch her climb from a wheelchair into a bionic exoskeleton based on the structure of her own muscles. In this unforgettable talk, Amanda reconsiders the future of technology and biology – and what human beauty and movement truly mean.