Designer, researcher Rhode Island School of Design — UK/US
Thomas Thwaites is a British designer whose work examines the interaction of science, technology and economics in shaping our present society, and possible futures. Thwaites’ work has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum for their permanent collection, and is exhibited frequently and internationally, including at the National Museum of China, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Science Museum (London), 21_21 Design Sight (Tokyo) and the Zero 1 Biennial (California). His first book, The Toaster Project, published by Princeton Architectural Press to critical acclaim, describes Thwaites’ attempt to make an electric toaster from scratch. It has been translated into Korean and Japanese editions. His second book, written about his project to take a holiday from being human by becoming a goat, is called GoatMan: How I took a holiday from being human, and was published in 2016, and translated in to Norwegian, Korean and Japanese. He is currently a visiting assistant professor in Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design.
Thomas Thwaites – A holiday from being human (GoatMan)
Wouldn’t it be nice to take a holiday from being a human? A holiday from the existential angst, worry and stress of life as a self-aware mortal being. Wouldn’t it be nice…