See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception

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Black Dog Pub., 2011 - Art - 190 pages
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Did you know that we can see with our tongue? Or that we can plug our nervous system directly into a computer? With cybernetics, prosthetics, robotics, nanotechnology and neuroscience altering the way we perceive and experience space, the body has re-emerged as an important architectural site, revealing its astonishing potential as a creative medium.

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception is an explosive and unique survey that captures the fascinating relationship between design, the body, the senses, and technology. A timely discussion with cutting-edge design, See Yourself Sensing examines work from the last 50 years by artists, architects and designers who have been experimenting with the boundaries of our senses, changing the way we experience the world.

The book explores the work of both established and upcoming artists, including internet sensation Daito Manabe, Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee, Lawrence Malstaf and collectives such as realities:united and Viennese-based Gelitin, and figures of worldwide acclaim, such as Ann Hamilton, Ernesto Neto, Carsten H ller, Olafur Eliasson and Rebecca Horn.

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About the author (2011)

Madeline Schwartzman is a New York City filmmaker and architect. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, her multi-disciplinary practice combines architecture, film/video and writing and her body of work includes a feature-length film titled Aphrodisiac, over fifteen shorts that have screened at festivals in the United States and abroad, and a recently completed novel. Schwartzman holds long-term teaching positions at Barnard College, Columbia University (Professor (adjunct), architectural design) and at Parsons The New School for Design (Part-time Associate Professor, interdisciplinary design and drawing).

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