Thomas Thwaites conducted research for over a year before setting out to live as a goat for 3 days in the Swiss Alps. He constructed an exoskeleton that adapted his biped body into that of a quadruped, and created an artificial prosthetic rumen to enable him to live on a goat’s grassy diet. He lived successfully amongst a goat herd, observing distinctions in the natural world that he had not perceived before.
It is credited
Courtesy of Thomas Thwaites.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.