The device combines satellite technology with our bodies’ sense of orientation. Analog to how satellites change orientation in space the device uses a control moment gyroscope to exert a circular force on our body.
Our sense of orientation is the result of different senses, experiences and cognitive maps. We have a sense of where we are in the world, the city, the building, the room and how our body is oriented in the environment.
The device extends the sense of orientation by a feeling for places that are out of our spacial perception. The Gyroscopic Orientation Device is pushing towards the place where the wearer grew up. Depending on which cardinal direction the wearer is facing the device generates pulses of rotational force towards the cardinal direction of the place of one's origin. The rather subconcious and vague sense for the direction of the place we might call "home" is turned into a tangible, physical force that expands our cognitive model of orientation.
Created during summer semester 2019 in the new media class of Prof. Joachim Sauter at University of the Arts Berlin.