There are some works which inspire us by other designers. Rather than using new technologies to making functional products, they concern more with social, cultural and ethical elements. For example in Between Reality And the Impossible, The projects consists of a number of design proposals presented through models, photographic scenarios, videos and 3D texts. Obviously, these designs are not for function or prediction, but for pose questions, to “transport our imaginations into parallel but possible worlds”.
Between Reality And the Impossible
What if we run out of earth resources, the technologies we have now will become useless. In that situation, human is going to back to the nature environment, like most wild animals. However, wild animals can survive without any technology, how about human? As a species already lose inherent survival skills, perhaps human will become extinct before other species.
A Holiday From Being Human (GoatMan), Thomas Thwaites
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.
Thomas Thwaltes made a equipment which allowed people can live with Goat by wearing it. This project inspirit us a lot. People do not have same walking and living style with goat, but we can make them live together by technology. The same way we can make in our project, do some design which imitate animal’s appearance and abilities.
Being a Beast, Charles Foster
Charles Foster write a book for the time he living with animals and being a beast. which is not force on human-center but beast,
Foster identifies the traps into which a book like this might fall, with the Scylla of desiccating scientific jargon on one side and the Charybdis of whimsy on the other. He also notes that most literary attempts to take on the animal world fail in one of two ways – either anthropomorphism, feeding on childhood visions of hedgehogs in pinafores, or anthropocentrism, constructing binary distinctions between animal and man, largely around our ability to conceive of our own deaths
Dog House, Oleg Kulik
These shows are under full control and are reasonable, too. At the same time, it is an ‘export art’. The artist refers to the prevailing Western conviction that Russians are some uncivilised race, one of savages living in the never-explored steppes of Asia. The ‘artist-dog’ figure takes roots also, in this specific case, in a deep conviction that in the present-day world, traditional means of communication have proved a failure and that people should rather seek for a more adequate way of how to communicate.