Wearable Prototype: Telemouth
Telemouth is a system which allows an actor to take control of another person’s mouth. A participant wears the device on their face, obscuring their mouth and preventing them from speaking, while imposing a new mouth via the screen. An actor is then able to remotely speak for the participant; by speaking into a microphone, their voice is transmitted through and controls the movements of the telemouth. The actor is also able to control the expression of the telemouth.
This project aims to examine agency in different contexts, depending what kind of performance it is incorporated into. It could be used in an immersive theatrical environment to turn people into physical video game characters, or it could be used for structured 1-on-1 empathy-building workshops.
WIP Code: via github