CSU-Pueblo to offer students Human Race Machine Experience


Colorado State University – Pueblo students will be able to experience what it’s like to be of a different race when the Office of Student Activities brings The Human Race Machine to campus February 26-March 2.

The Human Race Machine’s creator Nancy Burson invented The Human Race Machine to allow people to see what they would look like if they were of a different race. The Human Race Machine allows users to see themselves as six different races, The Human Race Machine maps the different race changes to the facial characteristics of the user. Burson describes the machine and its impact: “There is only one race, the human one. The concept of race is not genetic, but social. There is no gene for race. The Human Race Machine allows us to move beyond differences and arrive at sameness. We are all one.”

The Human Race Machine is currently touring colleges across the states and making its appearance in Pueblo February 26-March 2. The Human Race Machine will be in the Great Hall of CSU – Pueblo’s Occhiato University Center, where it will be displayed and for use
February 26 – March 2 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Burson believes The Human Race Machine is a great learning instrument in schools showing its participants that “the machine is really a prayer for unity. It’s about seeing through our differences to sameness, it’s like stepping into someone else’s skin.”

Burson has patented this technology while establishing Morphing Technology. Along with being the inventor of The Human Race Machine, Burson has established herself as a photographer, writer, inventor, healer, minister, and teacher; teaching as an adjunct professor at New York University and as a visiting professor at Harvard University.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.