Cortical Stack

Cortical Stack

On February 2, 2018, the Altered Carbon series debuted on Netflix, an adaptation of Richard Morgan’s novel of the same title. On the occasion of the premiere, and until February 4, it was possible to admire a specially prepared exhibition at the Ethos Gallery in Warsaw. One of the exhibits
and a key symbol of the series was the cortical stack.

In the world created by Morgan, death is merely a minor inconvenience. Every human being possesses an implemented cortical stack, in which all thoughts and memories are stored. After death, all that is needed is to find a new body, or – as it is referred to in the world of the future – a new sleeve. It may be the person’s own cloned body, someone else’s body (for example a condemned person, who as a punishment was sentenced to exist in an out-of-body form for a definite period of time  in a storage area), or a synthetic body.  The exhibit has been designed and executed with the use of the Polyjet additive technology. Execution for the Brave Agency advertising agency. The object had to be designed to reflect the character of what was used in the adaptation.

* Press materials Agnieszka Szwed, Pavilion

** Press materials PIOTR GRABIEC