When Stelarc says he has “something up my sleeve,” he really means it.

The Perth-based university professor and well-known performance artist has grown an ear on his arm as part of an art project, he told Channel Nine’s morning show, the Today Show, on Wednesday.

A medical team inserted a bio-polymer scaffold in the shape of an ear under his skin, he said, and over six months, tissue and blood vessels grew around it. “It is partly surgically constructed, and partially cell-grown,” he said.

The experiment has taken almost a decade to get to this point, and Stelarc’s not done yet Read more…

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