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The Phantom Recorder explores the phenomenon of the phantom limb: an amputee's sensation that a missing limb is still attached to the body and functioning. This physical hallucination is often treated as a hindrance and corrected through therapy, but Cohen feels that attempts to alleviate it "tend to overlook poetic functions of our body." What if, she wonders, the sensation could be harnessed and used at will? The conceptual interface Cohen created in response to this inquiry would connect the part of the brain that thinks it is controlling the missing limb to electrodes in a neural-implant device.
Design: Revital Cohen