On Thursday we met with Andrew Burn and chatted about his work with play. He just started a big project working with the Opie archive of play at Bodleian Libraries, digitizing and cataloging the archive and creating a VR play environment so folks can play early games. Our talk meandered from art to play to science and back, a lovely conversation. Talking about implants, Andrew wondered whether you could view the visitor as an implant in some of my interactive works, for example the Healing Series and Deep Wounds.
This is definitely food for thought, and a possible way forward. I’ve also been thinking about implants as a way to alter our perception of reality, perhaps with smart-contact lenses and hearing d devices that filter what you see. Time to get out the sketchbook and start fleshing out these ideas.