Mirror Image
Research
Mirror Image
Research Team
Jonathan Louie, Nicole Mcintosh
Somewhere near the surface of the glass and silver nitrate, a mirror’s image optically responds to a human observers’ movements, reflecting the environment based on the viewers position. As the viewer approaches the mirror, its’ appearance opens up a wider and deeper view of the room. It magnifies the image recognized by the perceiver and visually reflects the three-dimensional scene atop its flat surface. Simply put, the appearance of the mirror image is first a function of the viewers position, it confuses the boundaries between the identity of the viewer with the scene they occupy. It encourages the spectator – or myriad participants – to see themselves both as individuals and integral members of a crowd.