Video Window

A video camera mounted on a ten-metre fishing pole is attached to the roof of one’s house, with the view displayed on a screen indoors which is always left on.  The result is a new kind of window for the home, offering an enhanced view, but one with its own characteristics – lens flare, enhanced night-time vision occasional swaying in the wind – and maintenance requirements. Originally devised by one of the team, Bill Gaver, for his own home, it is an early example of autobiographical design research.

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Date: 2006

A photograph of the Video Window on a shelf in the home of a participant
A photograph of the Video Window camera on the top of a long poll at the rear of a participant's home