Online Camera Obscura: Reflections of Uncertainty

April 30th, 2008 by Allison Roberts

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While standing in a camera obscura, reality, perception, illusion and appearance become questioned: how information is passed along and made visual is the ultimate degeneration of passed along information and a misplacing of origin.

Truth vs. Fiction. Just like on the internet.

By Installing a portable camera obscura that is utilized by cross sections of the public, a metaphor is established between the camera and Internet as an unreliable archive.

These archives hold memories, searches for memories, truths, facts and fictions: often in real time, often in collision with one another.

The camera is placed in high traffic locations and advertised to peak interest. Viewer participation is encouraged by inviting the public to digitally photograph once inside the camera obscura and post these photographs to an online gallery.

2 Responses to “Online Camera Obscura: Reflections of Uncertainty”

  1. amber Says:

    Good that you are bringing the ideas of uncertainty and ambiguity that you explore in your prints into virtual space.

  2. Lauren Says:

    These are so interesting tiled in this way. They look like surveillance video footage.