Item Vision records and modifies the webcam image of a Virtual Reality headset and plays it back to human testers’ eyes in real time. By emphasizing highly saturated colors in the imagery and darkening less intense colors, household objects stand out while backgrounds, such as walls, lose their contours. Since colors are not only strengthened but also pixelated, the experiment applies visuals from digital games on objects and bodies that are physically present in the test room.

Item Vision is experiment 4 of the experimental research project Future Perspectives, Modified Animals, Critical Machines by Jasper Meiners and Isabel Paehr.
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