Insect Vision is an attempt to simulate the view of the wasp Megaphragma Mymaripenne, one of the smallest insects known to humans. It has compound eyes consisting of 29 facets, which allow it to see in all directions at once. Humans are unable to observe more than 100° vertically and 200° horizontally without turning.
We suggest that a ‘point of views’ (facets) instead of a singular point of view (bipolar view) could be a helpful tool in the field of political activism. Using Virtual Reality we simulate a faceted view and mount it to a human’s head.
Insect Vision is experiment 3 of the experimental research project Future Perspectives, Modified Animals, Critical Machines by Jasper Meiners and Isabel Paehr.