During the recent San Francisco Olympians Festival, two new works focused on what can happen when Greek gods decide to experiment with gender. These world premieres proved to be both fascinating and occasionally hilarious.
Known as "Blade Runner" because of his J-shaped carbon-fiber prosthetics, South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius has captured the support of fans around the world and has a loyal fan base in our catastrophically combat wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan.
There is a faction of dissenters who believe that Pistorius is at an advantage over his able-bodied peers. Biomechanist Roger Kram of the University of Colorado and biophysicist Hugh Herr of MIT led a team of scientists to investigate this perceived advantage.