We began thinking of what we wanted to create, after researching into convergence culture. We decided we wanted to create something that was participatory and interactive that had reference to social media.
We developed the idea to looking at mirrors and a distorted/warped perception of yourself as a result of social media. The false representation of our image. We briefly researched into Daniel Rozin, and we considered using the Kinect and Arduino to do a live distortion or glitching on a reflection – we did not know if this was possible, it would have to be something we research further into.
After discussing with the group, we decided to look into selfies and glitching of trying to take the perfect selfie. We wanted to set up something where people could take a selfie, but it would capture it a few seconds before the person was ready. Or we were going to glitch the selfies and show the corruption of the culture. The idea is still at a basic level and theory needs to be thought of more before we fully develop the idea.
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