Ever wondered what it was like to be the opposite sex? Now you can find out with the virtual reality project, “The Machine to Be Another.” This project was created for the Les Arcs European Film Festival as a part of the Interactive Village which hosts a series of interactive installations.
The Machine to Be Another allows two individuals to experience what it’s like to be in another person’s body for ten minutes using virtual reality helmets. The project, created by BeAnotherLab in collaboration with MIT, uses the simulation to speak to the subjectiveness of gender and how an individual experiences their own sexuality relative to their environment. This installation allows us to accept our imperfections and explore both our own body and the experience of someone else’s with the help of technology.