Windows and Mirrors

ethereal_others

I dont’ usually do that. I mean, I don’t re-post things from my own blogs, but I’ll make an exception for this:

Ethereal self is a net art work by dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel. Landing on the project’s page activates the visitor’s webcam, trasforming the browser into a diamond-shape mirror. So far, the work is quite fun and thought provoking, but it really gets exciting when you find out (mostly by chance, since it’s not linked on the artist’s website) the second part of the project: the Ethereal Others website. Here, all the screenshots from the webcam activity are constantly archived, on a non-stop refreshing page. Hundreds of people looking in the computer’s screen, which is both a mirror and a window…

http://www.harmvandendorpel.com
http://www.etherealself.com
http://etherealothers.com

[via random magazine]

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