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O.S.T.R.I.C.H. 1.0

The Universe on Your Sleeve

Dawn Faelnar
Interaktive Installation, 2018
Master Interface Cultures

O.S.T.R.I.C.H. (Outer Space, Terrestrially Resonated In Cloaked Haptic-experiences) is a capsule collection of wearable earth suits that brings the experiences of different celestial phenomena down to earth. Inspired by the NASA space suit EMU, O.S.T.R.I.C.H. enables individuals to hear cosmic occurrences by feeling—mimicking the experience of witnessing these events in the vacuum of space.

Earthlings nowadays are quite excited about the very real possibility of commercial space travel. This prospect, however, still does exclude the majority of Earth’s population, who may be keen on the idea but are unable to participate for a variety of reasons. By simulating various planetary atmospheric conditions recorded during official space missions, O.S.T.R.I.C.H. aims to give those who have to stay grounded the opportunity to experience the cosmos—and the chance to better understand our universe—while staying on Earth.

Exhibition at: IC at ars electronica 2018, Linz, Austria

"O.S.T.R.I.C.H. 1.0 - The Universe on Your Sleeve" © Dawn Faelnar, Interaktive Installation, 2018