Summary: Méroir takes inspiration from Jacque Lacan's concept of méconaissance. Coming from combination of the French words mé-- (equivalent to the prefix "un") and miroir ("mirror"), méroir is an "unmirror" that makes you take a closer look and think twice about what we might take for granted in our day-to-day life. 
 

Challenge: To create an illusion
 

Solution: To challenge the three great mainstays of the human experience: our visual system, our sense of self, and our perception of time. 

 

Category: illusions, digital fabrication

Date: May 2016

Toolkits: Isadora, Illustrator, laser cutter

Collaborators: Jordan Frand,  Nicole He