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HYPERBODY

What does it mean to have a hyperbody? How does it feel? And which new interactions with each other open up through our hyperbodies? In this collaborative project with Kimberly Lin, I explored the recently possible kinds of physicality and digitality of our online bodies.

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In a first experiment, we deconstructed the notion of body sculpture as a form of human memory to the blueprint of physical code, on cardboard and clay.

In a first experiment, we deconstructed the notion of body sculpture as a form of human memory to the blueprint of physical code, on cardboard and clay.

We digitalized these physical code tablets containing hyperbodies and combined both physical and analog sensory sensation in VR.

We digitalized these physical code tablets containing hyperbodies and combined both physical and analog sensory sensation in VR.

In a second iteration, I built a peer-to-peer web app that allows you to stream a form of digital essence, the image-code of a remote somebody or something through yourself in real-time.

tools: laser-etching on cardboard/wet clay, kiln firing; HTC-Vive/VR + Leap Motion; person-segmentation based on tensorflow.js, webRTC peer-to-peer;