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Action Intention Paradox

Action Intention Paradox uses a flat-screen video monitor [1], mounted on a frame [3] which elevates the screen in such a way it is possible for participant [A] to place their hands underneath it. A video camera [2] is mounted above the table and is focused on the hands of the participant [B]. The live footage is fed directly to the screen [1]. The screen [1] and camera [2] are positioned in such a way that it seems as if participant [A] can see their own hands underneath the screen. However, participant [A] actually sees the hands of the participant [B]. participant [B], sat adjacent to [B] can see participants [A]s hands under the screen, and can now copy or lead movements for [B] to copy. [This is similar to the methods used in the simulated out-of-body illusion or hand-shake illusions In which synchronous body movements are used as the stimuli to draw participants into the illusion.]

The Action Intention Paradox workshop was developed in conjunction with the clay hand illusion [See Unfeasible Object workshop].  Likewise, this experiment would make an ideal initiation to be used with the Autoscope as part of a workshop.

See Action Intention Paradox Instructions

Alien Hand Experiment 2018

PhD Exhibition instructions: Roll over the gallery plan above and click on the links; this will take you through a series of pages that constitutes the online exhibition, each page contains this same gallery plan. If you get lost in the blog, you can return to the exhibition via the ‘PHD EXHIBITION’ link in the main menu at the top of the page. [ See the exhibition press release here >>>]