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Murray Ballard - The Prospect of Immortality

Murray Ballard - The Prospect of Immortality

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In 1962, Robert Ettinger published The Prospect of Immortality, the book that gave birth to the idea of ‘cryonics’ – the process of freezing a human body after death in the hope that scientific advances might one day restore life.

Half a century later, between 2006 and 2015, Murray Ballard has undertaken an extensive photographic investigation of the practice Ettinger inspired. Ballard’s photographic book of the same name takes the viewer on a journey through the small but dedicated international cryonics community, from the English seaside retirement town of Peacehaven; through the high-tech laboratories of Arizona; to the rudimentary facilities of KrioRus, on the outskirts of Moscow. Worldwide there are approximately 200 patients stored permanently in liquid nitrogen, with a further two thousand people signed up for cryonics after death.

- Murray Ballard

- Published by GOST: ISBN 978-1-910401-03-3

- 80 colour photographs and 39 archive photographs 216mm x 280mm (portrait)

- Hardback clothbound - 186 pages

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