UPDATE: Here’s a new video demonstrating how to I’d never forget…
At BlogOut, if you see a person in black wearing a strange backpack with cameras and listening devices sticking out, don’t be alarmed. I’m merely saving my experience into a hard drive. While one camera records (actually this camera is temporarily down since I blew my portable DVR’s battery), the other is streaming video live from my backpack (i.e. Justin.tv).
Here’s a quick rundown on my sousveillance backpack, which serves as:
1. a lifecasting device
2. visual experience / memory archive (i.e. TiVo my life)
3. performance art on public vs. private spaces (i.e. challenges notions of privacy)
4. a way of hijacking a public space without leaving physical residual (e.g. virtual ownership)
Do note that this is work-in-progress, but I’m willing to share my current rational and build process here. Researcher Dan Li prompted me to a related article in the New Yorker. Your thoughts and suggestions would be awesome.