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Thomas Thwaites

Goatman (2016), by Tim Bowditch

Thomas Thwaites (1980) is a British designer, writer, and performer whose interests move between technology and science, and investigation of the future. He studied Economics and Biology at University College London and a Master’s Degree in design interactions at the Royal College of Art London. Known for his Goatman project, where he describes six days living among goats in the Alps mountains using prosthetic legs specially designed to walk on all fours; and The Toaster Project, based on the failed attempt to produce an electric toaster from scratch, an exercise with which he wants to show that even to conceive an apparently simple object, many participants and elements of modern civilization are necessary.