In-Between-Worlds: Considering a transformational space in which identity becomes negotiable by Nicholas Konings

2010
This project visually explores the idea of identity as a fictional narrative in relation to notions of telepresence, virtual reality and psychoanalysis.

The research investigates the potential for collaborative reconstruction of a participant’s self-image, observed from the point of view of an ‘other’, to engage self-reflection and communicate the idea of identity as a fictional narrative. The hypothesis is that dialogic co-construction of a user’s avatar between that user and an interactive system can test this. Projection technology will be employed to reflect distorting, ego-disruptive mirror-images within simulated digital environments.