Endangered Senses

Endangered Senses is a wearable that allows people to experience a sense that endangered animals have but is not possessed by humans. The project is an elephant-inspired costume which investigates their ability to detect infrasonic and seismic vibrations. The wearable has long telescoping sleeves which conceal the arms and hands and connect to the floor. Thus the human is asked to sacrifice defining human characteristics (bipedal, with opposable thumbs) in order to experience a supplemental sense. The audio signals are broadcast to create a shared sensory experience.