Eidos wearable tech: The sensory Augmentation Equipment
A group of students from the Royal College of Art in London has developed Eidos, two masks that allow the user to adjust their sight and hearing. It is to enhance sensory perception by tuning in to different sound or image.
This mask helps to enhance the sight. A head-mounted camera captures the scene of what the user is seeing in real-time and send to the computer to process it. The information then returns to the user inside the headset with enhancements, detecting patterns of movement.
This mask helps to enhance the hearing. It covers the mouth and ears which helps to cancel all noises except the one you want to hear. A directional microphone captures the audio which is processed by software to neutralise the background noise. The mask consists of 3 channels: the left, right and central mouth piece. It passes the isolated sound directly to the inner ear via bone vibration. This creates the unique sensation of hearing a voice right inside his head.
This project seems to be just a concept and nothing is implemented yet. Thus is it really possible to make this come to life which helps to enhance our sight and hearing?
For my final project, i would like to explore on the aspect of beauty with makeup. I believe that women puts on makeup to either camouflage themselves, to boost their confidence or to portray themselves in a way that the society wants. Why do they choose to camouflage themselves? They are usually more anxious and insecure about their looks thus they tend to use makeup to cover up their “flaws”. Where as some women wear makeup to boost their confidence and look more sociable. They wear makeup purely for themselves and not for others. How about portraying themselves the way that the society wants? Many are convinced that wearing makeup helps in many aspect in life such as from dating to job interviews. While others is affected by the fact that people judged them for their “original” face.
Humans are always so concern about their own physical appearance. Besides the factors listed above, there has been influence from social media where it makes people want to change their appearance. In fact, its their own insecurity kicking in, it starts to shape their self-image and affects their behaviour.
Embrace your looks
This video above shows a lady being criticised about her looks, all those comments she received was mean and demoralising. Thus, she decided to put on makeup to conceal all her flaws in order to please the public. All her acne was gone, her face look flawless and “beautiful” according to the public. However, all these did not last long. People start judging her for putting too much makeup and she is not as beautiful as she was. In the end, she accept the fact that no matter how much she try to please the public, it will never be enough. She realised that being herself is more important and learning to love herself more.
This video above shows a group of people trying to spread the message that everyone is beautiful and the flaws in them is what makes them who they really are. They went online to find online status where people are insecure about their looks or was affected by people judgement on their looks. They then proceed to comment on their post to let them know that they are beautiful. They should not let the media dictate what is beautiful or attractive.
This illustration with photo manipulation shows a girl suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. The fear she have in social situation is so strong that they feel its beyond their ability to control. The glitch process shows that she is drowning in people judgement and rejection. They may appear to be normal however sometimes they are dying from the inside, screaming for help.