Working prototype that allows to communicate via the Tensor Tympani (a muscle in the human inner ear) and a vibration sensor connected to a pc as a single click device.
The installation questions the role we attach to our senses taken for granted. We use our eyes for seeing, our ears for hearing, our skin to feel. But, is it possible that some of our senses can change or even reverse roles?
A text message can be written on the screen by flexing an inner ear muscle at the right time the rotor passes the wanted character.
Projected use: While a demonstration project only, it might be used by individuals with limited physical ability, it’s easy to learn.
The name of the project ‘Tensor Sympathy’ is a play on the words ‘Tensor Tympani’ with hints of a possible less functional hearing while exercising our basic human need, communication.