Animal Superpowers formed part of the first discussions between myself and Paul Coulton when we met to discuss the project on the 29th July 2015. The series of work is a collaboration between Chris Woebken and Kenichi Okada. The body of work consists of 3 mediated experiences, the most famous (pictured above) uses cameras attached to the users hand, producing a live feed to the users helmet. The live feed is magnified giving the user the feeling of being X50 smaller (ant sized). The project also features a periscope to give the user the view of an adult (or Giraffe) and a head band which tracks home, to simulate the experience of birds.
These objects open up a space to view the word as an animal other, and offer the user a space to experience the world differently. The possibility of new mediated subjectivities can be openned to reflect on the limited perceptual range of humans, and a space to reflect on the process of anthropomorphising animals.