future perspectives modified animals critical machines

Dear reader/crawler

this website presents ten experiments/experiences: Using a performative approach, we researched, queered and deconstructed the normatives inherent in virtual reality.

Each exp_ includes an introduction followed by research questions. Development illustrates the research, design, implementation, iterations we faced. Try or catch is a programming keyword allowing the safe execution of a piece of code (try) that may cause errors, which can then be reacted to accordingly (catch). Here we describe which of our assumptions stood our volunteer's tests.

The conclusion is a post-experiment reflection – thoughts on the process and related topics, sometimes future ideas. While reading, you will find little flesh-colored diamonds next to words, which will direct you to the say what? section of this page, explaining some of the more uncommon terms. The resources section lists texts and references important to our work.

You can download future perspectives, modified animals, critical machines as a zine (pdf, 9.7MB).

exp_01

the internet restroom offers privacy on the world wide web

exp_02

All is surface loops a gaze between human eye and operating system

exp_03

Insect Vision (VR installation) is a modulation for human eyes inspired by a wasp

exp_04

Item Vision questions if human's surroundings or gazes are digitized in VR

exp_05

A synchrony interrupts and rewires perceived dichotomies

exp_06

Default Safari attacks defaults by erasing the color white

exp_07

Motion Vision enhances the ability to perceive movement

exp_08

GAZING FIGURES performs multi-eyed vision to test a flexible system of perspectives

exp_09

urban AR lab visualizes invisibilities in a participative city walk

exp_10

Nica Heads are new heads for the Prix Ars Electronica