Goatman: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human

May 17, 2016|
Goatman: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human by Thomas Thwaites
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The dazzling success of The Toaster Project , including TV appearances and an international book tour, leaves Thomas Thwaites in a slump. His friends increasingly behave like adults, while Thwaites still lives at home, stuck in a big, dark hole." Luckily, a research grant offers the perfect out: a chance to take a holiday from the complications of being human-by transforming himself into a goat. What ensues is a hilarious and surreal journey through engineering, design, and psychology, as Thwaites interviews neuroscientists, animalbehaviorists, prosthetists, goat sanctuary workers, and goatherds. From this, he builds a goat exoskeleton-artificial legs, helmet, chest protector, raincoat from his mum, and a prosthetic goat stomach to digest grass (with help from a pressure cooker and campfire)-before setting off across the Alps on four legs with a herd of his fellow creatures. Will he make it? Do Thwaites and his readers discover what it truly means to be human? GoatMan tells all in Thwaites's inimitable style, which NPR extols as "a laugh-out- loud-funny but thoughtful guide through his own adventures.""
Thomas Thwaites develops far reaching design projects, undertakes commissions for private companies, as well as making work for public organisations including London's Design Museum, the Wellcome Trust and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. His work has been exhibited at major galleries worldwide, including at ...
Title:Goatman: How I Took A Holiday From Being HumanFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:208 pages, 8.62 X 6.25 X 0.82 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.62 X 6.25 X 0.82 inPublished:May 17, 2016Publisher:Princeton Architectural PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1616894059

ISBN - 13:9781616894054

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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