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Thomas Thwaites

Thomas Thwaites

Join us for an evening with Thomas Thwaites for his talk — GoatMan, or a holiday from being human.

Thomas Thwaites is a designer whose works variously explore economic, philosophical or techno-social across many subjects; biology, economics, philosophy, and materials science.

‘The Toaster Project’ has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum for their permanent collection, and, a narrative book explaining the project was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010 to critical acclaim, and has now been translated into Korean and Japanese editions.

In his project, GoatMan, he designed an exoskeleton that would enable him to ‘become’ a goat: “I tried to become a goat to escape the angst inherent in being a human. The project became an exploration of how close modern technology can take us to fulfilling an ancient human dream: to take on characteristics from other animals. But instead of the ferocity of a bear, or the perspective of a bird, the characteristic most useful in modern life is something else; being present in the moment perhaps.”

This event will be held in the event space in BROOD cafe bar.

Earlier Event: June 8
The Body Electric
Later Event: July 6
Ambiguous Implements