n. the ruling of or by light, lighting, or lighting professionals. pl. photarchies ☐ photarch photarchist n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- ‘light’ + Gk. –arkhia ‘government, rule’]
In Phomo Sapiens, PhoScope posits that our +nocturnal lives require further evolution of our visual system to accommodate our cognitive development and explores an evolutionary path to augment human visual performance.
The limitations of our visual system, due to our species’s diurnal origin, impede our adaptive activity in nocturnal contexts and we have resorted to light and optical technologies to supplement our visual constraints. Homo Sapiens 2.0 would benefit from a versatile and adaptive sensory perception adapted to both bright and dim conditions.
Phomo Sapiens is a chimeric augmented homonoid that would integrate intersectional changes in the structure and photosensitivity of the eye and the skin through genetic mutations or manipulations to introduce discrete features such as but not limited to new photoreceptors, retro reflectors, iridophores, leucophores and chromatophores.
Timeline: 2018- Present
Team: Nathalie Rozot, team members TBD
Advisory team: Makale Faber Cullen, advisors TBD