Laura Juo-Hsin Chen
A collection of virtual reality masks that catalyzes communications.
With visual and physical manipulation of a MASK, how can we shift identity by changing ours and others' perspective? Will it change the way we connect to each other?
Using mobile phones, Google Cardboard, and customized masks, MASK explores identity through experiences in both the virtual and real world. Users can interact with the people that inhabit both worlds to overcome social anxiety, distance, and isolation.
With the “House” MASK, a user see the world through the windows of a virtual house, one of which is a web live stream of their own home. “Puppet”, a piggyback mask socializes for users in the real world, while letting users escape into a virtual world. Under “Duet”, a two persons mask, users communicate nonverbally with their smiles.