Grey man devices
Author(s)Sethi, Sanjit (Sanjit Singh), 1971-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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The Vision Slaved to Walking Device i s one in a series of devices that are a result of the experimental ambulation series. The ability to see only when one's feet are moving allows for a distorted perspective of ones own perceptual world as well as the outside environment . The device is made up of precision electronic shutter systems, controllers, and foot switches. The larger goal of this and other projects in the experimental ambulation series is to re-establish connections with my perceptive systems to the outside world in order to remove my personal sensibility of numbness that I feel. experimental ambulation represents a series of attempts at distorting , altering, manipulating, and reshaping sensation and perception while walking. Each attempt has lead a following attempt applying information gained in order to further involve the next walking experiment . Often the stranger is someone who walks, both out of necessity and desire. With this in mind I engage the realm of the urban ambulatory environment. It is during this state , this state of not running and not standing still, that provides for fertile territory for the observation , re - arrangement , and re - formulation of difference aspects of the city. The desire to interact with the ground plane, with the city, with walking in non-traditional manners has necessitated the need for different strategies . Part performative, part fabrication , part documentation, and part social scientist these modes of operation are driven out of a desire to subvert and reexamine the world around me.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 33-34).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology