Three Wearable Devices for Augmented Virtuality is a series of three wearable devices for performance in Second Life®. These devices are intended to give myself and/or my representation a heightened/augmented sense of place.
Device #1: A Wearable Garden is primarily a visual prop for myself as viewer of my representation from a non first-person point of view. It functions in much the same way as a flat used in theatre, providing a background and context to the presented content. Here the background is worn by my representation and so moves, clumsily, with my representation through the 'virtual' space.
The imagery, a live video feed from my garden in Cardiff, Wales, 'real' life, is static while my representation moves. Seen in relation to the environment of Second Life®, computer graphics overlaid with a graphical user interface and framed within a windowing operating system, it is the video feed which becomes more unreal, representative, virtualised and affirms the visual identity of the place we would normally call 'virtual'.