Mar 26, 2008

Interstitial Space Helmet (ISH)

The Internet, Webcams, and other forms of digital mediation of representation have created new behaviors and complex forms of social interaction. The Interstitial Space Helmet (ISH) allows a user, superimposing the preferred digital form over an actual presence. On its own the ISH offers a reflective space for meditative therapy in which someone with low self-esteem could get back in touch with his or her inner self. With two or more users it might alleviate the awkwardness of a first concounter with a stranger and other potentially embarrassing situations. Users control the face they present to the world by manipulating their live digital image "both in real and interstitial meetings, through an electronic filter offering different camera angles, lighting and digital effets," the designers explain. -- Source:

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