(Credit: Piotr Gaska)
What if conversations coming from your left side were shuttled into your right ear and vice versa? You would have to reconcile where you visually know the sound is coming from with where it’s entering your body. UK artist Dominic Wilcox decided to try it for himself with the creation of the Reverse Listening Device.
The gadget works by using two funnels with tubes that connect from one side of the head to the opposite ear. It’s an effective way to mess with your spatial sense. Wilcox describes the sensation of reverse listening as “very strange.”
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The device was crafted for an unusual window display at Selfridges department store in London. The display also includes a spiky flask and a prototype alarm clock that uses an air compressor and rubber membrane to blow into a bugle for a wake-up call. The ongoing series of exhibits and events is cal… [Read more]
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