Monday, May 7, 2012
Is technology to blame for your failed relationships? Hong Kong media artist Eric Siu explores our relationship with technology in this off-the-wall social experiment. The Touchy camera-helmet you see in the video above blinds the user until someone else's touch opens the automated shutters. While another person is maintaining physical contact, the camera shoots a photo every 10 seconds. Loss of contact with another person results in blindness. Siu's project is a metaphor for the powerful nature of human relationships, and their significance in forming lasting memories.