The project mobilizes The Nervous System as a relational, aesthetic and political concept. We envision The Nervous System as Mediatecture, as Baudelaire’s Flâneur: a shape-shifting mediation; where mediation is body, plasticity, craft. We think of The Nervous System as a set of transient edges, impulses and withdrawals that shape a particular body, sociality or interdependency. We work with social mediation in real-time, where instant contact is instant displacement, where being here is being elsewhere. We expose our edges to the familiar and the unfamiliar, the local and the foreign; to what composes and decomposes our sense of self. We craft the relations, the tensions between opposites as nerves and affects that slip us into wonder. As a project, the Nervous System is an invitation to become somebody else (not necessarily human). We think the body as detachable, wearable, modifiable. We work with FabLab Berlin to craft the interactions that compose bodies as forms of desire, as mediations and impulses living and affecting a broader organism.
F A C U L T Y : Carolina Trigo, Graphic Design (Lead) / Michael Sans, Product Design / Jenny Rodenhouse, Interaction Design
This project is supported by H_M_C_T_ the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography
Image credit: Silicone Rubber Female Glove SG-2 : $310 at EBAY
The Nervous System