Perception – Fatimah and Malak

Sight:

 

 

 

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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)

Taste:

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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*
  1. 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?

 

Touch:

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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.

Sound:

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We have done some research and found that certain animals can predict natural disasters. Golden-winged warblers take off from their expected locations more than 24 hours before storms hit because of their ability to hear sound frequencies from very long distances.
We thought of designing a set of headphones that are highly sensitive to movement and sound that they will enable you to hear things from further distances. Imagine being in the classroom and being able to hear the birds singing in the finnerty gardens, or hear who’s walking into the building. We also created a track of sound frequencies that would change depending on how close a subject is getting closer to you or further from you.
This is to help stimulate emotional reactions to experience how it might feel to be alerted before something occurs. This is an unrealized project and to actually make it happen we would need to collaborate with programmers.

Smell:

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Every human has a unique scent fingerprint, and that’s pretty much everything a dog needs to tell one person from another. “To our dogs, we are our scent,” Being Inspired by that, we thought of making an experiment to test whether we would be able to identify people we know well by their smell.
We asked our friends to participate with their belongings where we had a large black bag and asked each one of them to place multiple things without telling us what they are. We also specified that they cannot participate with things that we recognize as theirs. All belongings of the three participants were mixed in the same bag. We had to collect the objects randomly from the bag and smell them to try and identity to whom they belonged. We kept a documentation of our answers to check what was right and wrong.