Networked Sensorium

What if you could see through the eyes of another?

Roles:  concept design, industrial design, electronic design, photography

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Empathy: To make less distinct the differences between the self and the other

In an experiment about a networked cultural and technological landscape, this set of devices to allow you to swap vision with someone else.  


The networked sensorium is an experiment in what it would feel like to experienced a networked sensorium.  With the internet, it is speculated that we are all already extensions of each other in a networked, tethered landscape. 

What is it like to see through the eyes of someone else?   

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If we already live in a collective organism of a convergent Mind through the internet, cybernetics and other technologies, subjectivity as we know it has probably shifted.  what kind of work reflects that? what kind of design reflects that?

When you wear this device and swap vision- you experience this phenomena of disconnected, disembodied sensorial feedback.  If we are indeed an extension of each other shaped by our tools, what happens when those tools sensorially connect you?

If our reality is filtered by cognition, which is in turn shaped by our contextual experiences, I think an object like this will make us take pause and think about this emergence of transubjectivity that we are situated in.

Completed in winter of 2013.