Welcome to the Freedom of Form Foundation

We are making freedom of form possible through scientific research and public outreach.

About

The Freedom of Form Foundation is undertaking and supporting scientific research that will enable the freedom to customize your body the way you want – biotech for self-expression. Together, we can make the phrase “be what you want to be” a reality.

Vision and strategy   |   Research

Get involved

Join a friendly and open-minded community. We’re empowering people to excel and make their own positive impact on the world, regardless of background.

Discord community   |   Volunteer openings

What is freedom of form?

Freedom of form means the freedom to physically become whatever you want. No matter what drives you, be it transhumanism, species dysphoria, recovery from injury, futurism, or a desire to transform, the technology to safely restore or alter your body should be available for everyone.

This freedom ranges from sufficiently restoring function to patients after injury, to gender and/or species identity affirmation treatments, to individuals who get tattoos or body art, simply getting hair cuts or putting on makeup, or even body hackers pushing beyond normal biological function.

At the Freedom of Form Foundation, we have a long-term focus on ambitious, full-body changes to fit one’s personality and sense of identity. We’re especially excited about species affirmation research – despite community passion surrounding the subject, it is vastly underrepresented in the biomedical sector. We stand wholeheartedly with the rights of individuals to choose how they interact with the world, including how they appear, and we are doing everything in our power to accommodate and accelerate freedom of form.

Our vision and strategy

We’re spearheading research, both internally and with collaborators.

Our research activities are addressing the most important challenges for achieving full-body transformations. We focus on building systems and translatable knowledge, rather than blue-sky research.

Active research projects include (1) anatomical CAD tool development, (2) analysis of biological signaling in the integument, and (3) sensor and motor integration for a prospective neuroprosthetic tail. We are also writing strategic whitepapers and supporting external research through financial awards. We are building systems that will be critical to our goals in the long-term, while having minimally viable products or outcomes much sooner.

3D Anatomy CAD

Visualize and edit medically accurate, patient-specific anatomy.

Integument review

Cellular mechanisms in fur, feathers, scales, and skin.

What tissues will need to be changed to become your fursona in real life? This document shows the necessary changes to human morphology.

Anatomical analysis

Breaking down goals into anatomical targets.

Research areas

Reviewing gene therapy, stem cells, bioprinting, neuroprosthetics, and surgery.

Publication: Ramanauskas, 2020

Social and legal considerations of bodily autonomy.

We’re not the only ones who want freedom of form.

Quite the opposite, in fact, as we have been learning from our outreach activities. We’re meeting and talking with people and organizations, learning from them, and introducing them to our organization as well. We’ve held panels at Anthro New England and Indy Fur Con. We’ve also had insightful conversations with Anders Sandberg, Hugh Herr, Master Tailer of the Tail Company, Max More, Liz Parrish, and others, and those interviews are available online.

See how we’re reaching out and starting conversations

Meet Liz Parrish, a leader in life extension

Join Athamanatha Kitsune and Cam Cam for an interview with Liz Parrish, the CEO and founder of BioViva Science. She is a life extension expert and advocate, and an early pioneer of gene therapy self-experimentation.

Listen to Hugh Herr, professor at MIT

Learn from Hugh Herr, who runs a lab at the MIT Media Lab, about pushing the envelopes of biomechatronics, the ethics of prosthetics, freedom of form, and terrific tails.

Talk with Anders Sandberg, professor at Oxford

Join our discussion with Anders Sandberg at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. He is a leader in researching the impact of developing technologies, mitigating existential threats, artificial intelligence, and morphological freedom.

We’re fostering a community of learners and empowering them to create impact.


A few people in our community. Click for a larger picture and artist credits!

We’re passionate about community building. We want to help people cross paths, in a genuine and supportive environment. We’re empowering everyone to excel and make their own positive impact on the world. And to be clear, none of us are Nobel Prize winners: we celebrate the ability of everyone to make an impact one small step at a time.

We enjoy hosting educational seminars and events. Every few weeks, we have group chats about recent developments in science. Additionally, we’ve held seminars that have covered topics like otherkin and the nature of identity, and concepts in introductory biology. We’re also hosting a podcast, where we talk through timely issues and explore them in a small discussion format.

Please feel free to browse previous seminars and podcasts

We invite you to check out our community, primarily in Discord. Please review our rules and use our submission form to get started.

Meet the team

Our growing team is dedicated to making freedom of form possible. That doesn’t mean we’re perfect – we’re always striving to learn more. But, we’re experienced, versatile, and focused on continuing to achieve real, functional results. We’re well positioned to positively impact both technical and social aspects that will be critical for making freedom of form possible and accepted in the world.

Meet our team

Our values

We’re proud of our company values and committed to upholding them. At the Freedom of Form Foundation, we believe in celebrating diversity, respecting opinions and dissent, culturing a cordial and positive environment, emphasizing competence and constructiveness, respecting privacy and boundaries, and both trusting others and being trustworthy. These are values we will never compromise on.

Read our Code of Conduct

You can help us Make It Real.

We owe so much of our success so far to our volunteers and donors. We’ve come a long way, but there’s still a long way to go! If you would like to help, we’d really appreciate it. Thank you so much for the consideration.

Please check out our volunteer availabilities here 

Become a donor on Patreon, and get rewards plus early newsletter access!

See other ways to donate including corporate donations

We deeply value all donations, and we’re especially grateful for the inspirational level of support provided by the following Patrons:

Visionary-level donors or greater:
Anadon
Axel
Kistaro Windrider
Max Lightfoot
Michael Norsworthy
Rakeela
Shuual
Svaros

Trailblazer-level donors or greater:
Ethan H.
Gear
Mircea
Night Spark
NXSLuci
TheCozyChimera
Yksteldus
Dawn Dixon
Spots2121

Want to get in touch?

We’re always interested to hear your thoughts and feedback. Do you like, or dislike, how we’re doing something? Do you have an idea for something new we can do? Do you have suggestions of what we can improve on? Do you want to ask for our help in something? To get in touch with us for any reason, please reach out to [email protected]. Thank you!

More detail and other ways of contact are here

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