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… investigates the relationship between the phenomenal understanding of the body and the experience and understanding of space. In the spirit of Lygia Clark's Máscaras sensoriais the project asks participants to both question and contemplate their sensory experience. …, the focus is both the effect on and possibilities of combining sensing technologies and the body.

The project will consist of series of experimental garments/costumes that challenge our understanding of the senses (and their interconnectedness) and playfully question the impact of technology on understanding everyday space.

PHASE I: Wearable Braitenberg Vehicles

inspirations, aspirations



palpocilium OZO proposal
Palpocilium are large, slow-moving, simple yet social creatures. They have no eyes, but are very sensitive to light. They respond to light anywhere on their bodies, but have a greater concentration of photoreceptors on their 'feelers' which they use to explore things in more detail. Their bodies also emit light, which some believe they use for communication, although to what extent, it is not known.

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troglodyte began as an investigation in wearables and sensing, but became something else. This particular effort initially proved impractical.
Collaborators: Erik Conrad, Justyna Latek, and Josée-Anne Drolet

troglodyte \TROG-luh-dyt\, noun:
1. A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
2. One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.

Plato's Allegory of the Cave | diagram of Plato's cave, and an annotated version

working... Outline by Justyna [jpg, 521k]

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Á Bao A Qu
from The Book of Imaginary Being, authored by Jorge Luis Borges.

(excerpt) "If one wishes to gaze upon the most marvelous landscape in the world, one must go to the topmost story of the Tower of Victory in Chitor

How to display a flying dragon, from Johann Kestler, Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis, p. 247. from

© Erik Conrad 1998-2006