Avatar Machine

July 12, 2007


Avatar Machine is a custom rig designed so the wearer can see themselves in the third person, as if they were playing an online game.

The virtual communities created by online games have provided us with a new medium for social interaction and communication. Avatar Machine is a system which replicates the aesthetics and visuals of third person gaming, allowing the user to view themselves as a virtual character in real space via a head mounted interface. The system potentially allows for a diminished sense of social responsibility, and could lead the user to demonstrate behaviors normally reserved for the gaming environment.

This is hilarious and sad on so many levels. But mostly hilarious. Check out the video after the jump.

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