Meet Graham, A Highly Evolved Humanoid Designed to Comfortably Survive a Car Crash


Meet Graham. Graham is an anthropomorphic interactive sculpture with a severely deformed appearance that highlights human vulnerability and demonstrates how humans would need to physically evolve in order to comfortably survive the worst traffic crashes. Graham was collaborative project between the Transportation Accident Commission of Victoria, Australia (TACVictoria), trauma surgeon Dr. Christian Kenfield, crash expert Dr. David Logan and artist Patricia Piccinnini to bring Graham to life.

Studies show the human body can only cope with impact speeds people can reach on their own, unassisted by vehicles. Graham has been designed with bodily features that might be present in humans if they had evolved to withstand the forces involved in crashes. When visiting Graham, visitors will have access to the latest immersive augmented reality technology, to look beneath Graham’s skin and better understand how his unique features would work to cushion him from serious injury in a crash.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.