Overview: Life From A New Perspective

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OVERVIEW

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.

SUCCESSFUL_THIRD_PERSON_VISION The above image is what the viewer will see through the goggles (without the word “viewer” and red arrow).

INFRARED_VISION_TESTThe cameras come equipped with infra-red night vision, so we can navigate even in complete darkness!

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE5 My CCTV technicians

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE6 The equipment (from left): Wi-Fi router, CCTV server, laptop, portable battery pack and everything else.

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE4 The cameras

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENEThanks for lending me your Vagabond Mini, Jing Quek! It was my missing piece of equipment to get the viewer completely mobile.

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE3The technicians trying it out.

OVERVIEW_PROJECT_EUGENE2This 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!