EM Sniffer Dog
The project is about a commission of an science exhibition. Dunne and Raby do the research of the balance between fact and fiction.
This project has a critical function that simulate the ideology of surveillance technology. This speculative product is rather than a working types or models which attempt to simulate a final product designed for mass production. It's a form of social and political research which in a designed methodology.
Dunne and Raby's proposal is based on research currently being carried out into re-mapping sensory input to different parts of brain. Seeing via touch, seeing via sound for examples. Some studies say that blind people, their visual parts of the brain can still be activated by other sensors.
They imply critical involvement with this electronic kevlar mask which blocks the eyes and ears of the dog so that it can guide its handler to an electronically unmonitored zone, discussing the issue that no longer all public spaces are not only scrutinized via CCTV, but electronically as well in UK.
Dunne and Raby's methodological and theoretical stance give us a new notion between technology and human being. They posit that human use social and political methods to scrutinize human. We can know from this project that they attempt to enhance the critical distance between the electronic object and the human subject through the work of poetic techniques of aesthetic estrangement.