Project

Cach�

Our bodies continue beyond our flesh and bones. Humans have constantly augmented their bodies with tools like clothing or automobiles, and now our bodies also extend into virtual space. An identity includes online identity, which extends from cell phones and laptops into cyberspace. How do we regard our selves when the boundary between self and world is fading? Cach� is a project that aims to extend online gaze into real space. When a photograph of a body is viewed online, it manifests the gaze offline by means of sound localized on the body. Users know exactly when and where they are being seen. How does revealing online activity affect wearers? If data is neutral and equally accessible, how do we distinguish between personal space and neutral grounds?

Our bodies continue beyond our flesh and bones. Humans have constantly augmented their bodies with tools like clothing or automobiles, and now our bodies also extend into virtual space. An identity includes online identity, which extends from cell phones and laptops into cyberspace. How do we regard our selves when the boundary between self and world is fading? Cach� is a project that aims to extend online gaze into real space. When a photograph of a body is viewed online, it manifests the gaze offline by means of sound localized on the body. Users know exactly when and where they are being seen. How does revealing online activity affect wearers? If data is neutral and equally accessible, how do we distinguish between personal space and neutral grounds?