This is another interesting book that I started reading recently..looks promising and really helpful so far 🙂
The Body Electric describes wonders enough to satisfy the most jaded technocrat, but big questions are never far below the surface.–Simon Ings –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a really interesting and bizarre book that Im looking forward on getting my hands on.Hopefully it would be a really helpful tool for my final MA Digital Media Arts dissertation.
“SEE YOURSELF SENSING: REDEFINING HUMAN PERCEPTION is an explosive and timely survey that explores the relationship between design, the body, technology and the senses over the last fifty years. Get ready to say goodbye to unconscious sensing and embrace cyborgs, post-humans, mediated reality and all manner of cutting edge sensory interventions like seeing with your tongue or plugging your nervous system directly into a computer. Astounding experiments with interaction design, cybernetics, neuroscience and art illustrate how we see and sense, and how artistic interpretation can undermine our fundamental perception of the world and ourselves.
The book presents the work of key practitioners in this field, from Rebecca Horn’s mythical wearable structures and Stelarc’s robotic body extensions, to Carsten Höllers’ neurally interactive sculptures, as well as the work of artists who have emerged in the last five years, like Internet sensation Daito Manabe, Hyungkoo Lee and Michael Burton. The book explores projects such as solar-powered contact lenses that augment reality, LED eyelashes and goggles that allow one to communicate with electric fish, all created with the purpose of transforming and provoking the wearer’s sensory experience. Madeline Schwartzman brings together this unique collection of images with provocative chapters and thoughtful descriptions of the concepts informing the work in this book.”
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