The 'Seeing I' Project Will Explore Our Relationship With Technology

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Nov 25, 2014
References: kickstarter & gizmag
British artist Mark Farid wants to spend 28 days isolated inside a virtual reality environment as part of a social experiment dubbed 'Seeing I,' which will attempt to explore how humans' relationship with technology can alter their inherent identity. Farid is currently operating a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his project.

If the project becomes a reality, Farid will spend 28 consecutive days wearing a virtual reality headset while locked away in a small room equipped only with a bed, toilet and shower. He will however be completely visible to the public.

His virtual reality headset will feed footage of the life of a person called 'The Other,' who will be sourced from the public. The Other will be required to record his life's events by wearing glasses fitted with lenses and microphones.

'Seeing I' will be filmed and cut into a documentary. A team of doctors and psychologists will be on hand to ensure that Farid doesn't suffer severe psychological damage from the experiment.