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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 possible interactions with the physicality and digitality of our online bodies.

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In a first experiment, we deconstructed online pictures of ourselves to binary code: our digital bodies became physical on cardboard and clay.

In a first experiment, we deconstructed online pictures of ourselves to binary code: our digital bodies became physical on cardboard and clay.

We digitalized these physical code tablets containing our hyper-bodies and and let people interact with matched physical and digital versions of them in VR.

We digitalized these physical code tablets containing our hyper-bodies and and let people interact with matched physical and digital versions of them in VR.

In a final iteration on hyper-bodies users can visually stream the raw image code of a remote video connection through their own digital body. Think of a Matrix-style version of FaceTime.

Get the full journey on my LiveWeb and Digital Fabrication blog.

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