A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans (Figure 11. a, d - pp. 65) a. Photograph of a village street d. Village street for a mollusk's eye
After visiting the Bug Zoo and seeing different kinds of spiders that have multiple lenses, we become interested in the ways other species see. We researched the visions of different animals and found some interesting examples in the book, ‘A Foray Into The Worlds Of Animals And Humans’
Being inspired by those examples, we We came up with the idea of creating a number of photographs that have certain effects that imitate the way in which a mollusk sees to help us humans see the world from their perspective. (Pp. 65)
We were thinking about our appetite as humans and how it shapes our food choices. Hunger is not our only motive to get up and grab a snack! A lot of the times we just eat to delight our cravings. This has brought to us the question of whether animals have a sensation for taste and to what extent.
We found that all species’ taste sensitivity is reliant on how many taste buds the specie has. Those are examples of different number of buds in species:
Humans: normally have about 10,000 taste buds.
Birds: generally have the fewest taste buds, a chicken for example only has about 30 buds.
Catfish:, has about 100,000 taste buds.
PS: Humans have various types of taste buds, but only certain animals have this feature.
We want to come up with a formula that would create the possibility of making generated foods that have the same qualities & guise as natural foods, except it would taste like NOTHING. Imagine that the experiences of eating a burger, a pizza, or an ice cream is all similar. They all taste the same, they are all tasteless.
*Questions to think about*
If all food tasted the same would people still have food preferences based on how something looks?
2. Would this increase/decrease the number of eating disorders among people?
Lizards have feet that consist of some microscopic hairs that help them stick their bodies on surfaces. We created a pair of socks, and made certain shapes in the bottom by applying multiple layers of glue gun to create some texture that would give you the sensation of stickiness when your feet touch the flood.