May 30, 2008

"The Third Eye" Enables User to Experience Virtual Space in 3-D

The Third Eye devise was conceived by Japanese designer Takehito Etani. The contraption, which goes on the head, offers the user a very different and unusual perception from outside his/her body. The devise consists of a one-eyed goggle with a 2-inch LCD monitor and a surveillance camera. notes that, "The visual experience of “The Third Eye” is similar to that of a 3D video game in which the user controls and follows a given character from behind. The device turns the user into the character that he/she is controlling and real space is transformed into virtual space."

The video shows a person with the devise mounted on the head and looking a bit like the Borg from Star Trek, walking through Times Square in New York City. Interesting experience.


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