This is the project I’ve been working on for the pass 10 months – my final year project. Yes, I’m graduating! Yay! I’m really excited about this one – it is an art installation piece that will change the viewer’s perspective — literally.
How it works: The viewer puts on a pair of video goggles and through these goggles, he is able to see himself from a CCTV camera’s point of view. The viewer is then allowed to navigate the space freely through this new perspective. If he steps out of the field of vision of one camera, the video feed in his goggles will automatically switch to the next camera. The viewer will effectively be seeing himself live in third-person mode (gamers will get this).
I will be setting this up for testing for just one day, so feel free to come by the School of Art, Design & Media at the Main Lobby, this Friday at 15 March from 1pm to 6pm to try this out. It is going to be a whole new profound experience, being able to see yourself from a fresh new perspective.
Note: Because I only have 1 pair of goggles, only one person can try this at a time.
Here are some pictures from yesterday when we were testing it out at my house.
The above image is what the viewer will see through the goggles (without the word “viewer” and red arrow).
The cameras come equipped with infra-red night vision, so we can navigate even in complete darkness!
My CCTV technicians
The equipment (from left): Wi-Fi router, CCTV server, laptop, portable battery pack and everything else.
Thanks for lending me your Vagabond Mini, Jing Quek! It was my missing piece of equipment to get the viewer completely mobile.
The technicians trying it out.
This is all the equipment packed neatly and ready to be transported to the new test site this Friday. So come down to the School of Art, Design and Media from 1pm to 6pm to try it out!