Virtual Reality Gender Swap

Gerrit Rietveld reissued, a virtual reality gender swap, NASA in art and more in our weekly look at the web

An art installation aptly titled, “The Machine to be Another” uses virtual reality technology to allow people to experience the first person perspective of another human—in this instance a man and a woman. Participants synchronize their movements to enhance the idea of an identity change. For example, a normally barrel chested man runs his hands down his hairy chest while a svelte woman across the room does the same—each seeing the other’s perspective. For a closer look check out the short video detailing some of the participants’ experiences with a few slightly NSFW moments.