Federico Burch

Technimals are animals with radically augmented physiological features fit to withstand the challenges of the Anthropocene. Their technological modifications counter the negative effects of human consumption and climate change.


We have a responsibility to provide affirmative action towards the lives of the impacted animals. Technimals continue a conversation on the effects of technology on animals. Using the endangered Komodo Dragon as a case study, I present a thermoregulatory wearable device that could speed up the digestive process, lower brumation time, and allow the reptile to live independently of environmental temperatures. This case study enables a Komodo Dragon to adapt to it's environment. As conditions worsen, more animals will require similar assistance. With bioengineering, prosthetics and cybernetics on the rise, we can provide a novel approach to help animals survive the Anthropocene.