Goatman: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human (one Man's Journey To Leave Humanity Behind And Become Like A

May 17, 2016|
Goatman: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human (one Man's Journey To Leave Humanity Behind And Become Like A by Thomas Thwaites
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The dazzling success ofThe 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, animal behaviorists, 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 t...
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Title:Goatman: How I Took A Holiday From Being Human (one Man's Journey To Leave Humanity Behind And Become Like A
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.62 X 6.25 X 0.82 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.62 X 6.25 X 0.82 in
Published:May 17, 2016
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781616894054

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