Public Avatar a new project documenting the relationship between virtual reality and our perceptions of self and society. This installation will allow a global audience to explore real-world locations remotely, and to interact with objects and people in those locations through real-time control of a human test subject. As digital and physical worlds collide, the boundaries between self and other, reality and simulation are constantly challenged and redefined.
The frontier between real and virtual is getting smaller and smaller as the time we spend on internet is increasing, so public avatar, by mixing those two realities, helps us to understand the processes which are going on, a kind of modern state of "who we are".
(user from Tallinn)