The Self-Viewing Backpack

Installation : The Self-Viewing Backpack – Gallery 61 – 2005

Self Viewer GifThe Self-Viewing Backpack is a mobile wearable art piece that incorporates a backpack/rig mounted camera to HMD (head mounted display) setup to allow an individual to transcend the mind body identity mapping of their first person self-reference point and move it into the 3rd person perspective. The camera also incorporates an integrated microphone that feeds directly to the user’s earbuds providing hi-def ultra clear heightened super hearing.

For the viewers, the installation also included a wireless RCA camera mounted on the main wired camera that broadcasted to a screen allowing the audience to see what the wearer would see/experience.

Backpack adjustable armature crafted by the late Richard K.